READ JOHN 14:1-1-7
1-7) Jesus continues His discourse with His disciples in this chapter. His emphasis here: don't be troubled, don't worry, don't be scared, don't lose heart! BELIEVE IN THE GOD AND IN ME! You have a place in heaven, a place that I am preparing for you and I will return to receive you to Myself. What good news and encouraging words!
Jesus Himself is going to prepare that place for us. What is about to take place on the cross is just a beginning to the wonderful resurrection when Jesus returns to the Father and believers, through Him, are able to enter into the very abode of God. In the Old Testament, God dwelt among His people in the tabernacle or temple, but only the High Priest one day a year could enter into the very presence of God, the Holy of Holies. Now through Jesus we can not only enter into the very presence of God, but abide, make it our home. The old way was good and a shadow of what was to come, but the new way is much better.
The best news is that He is coming again. Right now we spiritually abide in Christ and God, but there will come a time when we will also physically abide in the presence of Jesus and the Heavenly Father. Best of all it is forever!
Where is the evidence, you may ask as Thomas did? Look at Me, Thomas, I am the Way the Truth and the Life. I am the evidence!
FATHER, IT IS BECAUSE OF JESUS THAT WE CAN HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. HELP US KEEP OUR EYES FOCUSED UPON HIM, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH. AMEN