Tuesday John 14:3 – 4

 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Jesus expands on the command to “not let your heart be troubled.” He departs via rejection, condemnation and the cross.  He promises, having prepared the blessed eternity, he will come back for his people so that we will be with him. These are comforting words for the troubled heart.  This return of Jesus can be seen from three perspectives.  He has come to you, as a believer, right now through the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit indwells you therefore you are in perfect union with Jesus.  He will take you to himself at death.  To be absent from the body is to be with the Lord.  He will come at the end of history at the great day of resurrection and you will be with him in the new heavens and earth forever.  All of this is because he loves you and has done all that is needed to provide you with eternal blessing.

Life can be difficult, but Jesus is with you now guiding you, loving you and reassuring you that all is well.  It may not feel quite that way now, but you could not be more safe and secure.  Even better, it will last through death and beyond the destruction of the world as we know it.