Each week, I’ll share personal reflections from my own time with God, our Heavenly Father. On a Personal Note is where I’ll highlight takeaways and implications for walking with the Lord.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
John 14:1-3 NLT
“Are you going to pick me up today, mommy?” my oldest son asked in the school drop off line. “Of course,” I said. “Pinky promise?” As I reached towards the back seat with an outstretched pinky, he eagerly met me half way. A quick wiggle of fingers and he was off to school. We’ve never failed to pick our son up from school, but this particular day, he needed reassurance that I’d be back.
This is the same reassurance that Jesus gave to his disciples about faith and salvation in John 14. Jesus had just shared of his coming betrayal and the disciples needed to shift their hearts from fear to trust. They needed to remember who they had trust (faith) in. Jesus also encourages them with a reminder that there’s more than enough room in our Father’s house. There is provision in heaven for those that trust and believe in Jesus Christ.
Jesus makes a clear promise; he will return. He goes before us to make room in our Father’s house. We know our God to be a merciful and faithful Father. Therefore, we can trust His son, Jesus Christ to display the same characteristics. We can wholeheartedly trust that He will return for us one day, if we believe and live as he commanded. Jesus is our promise keeper.
As we study the word of God, we should walk away with practical steps for our life. My takeaway is to trust in Jesus’ promises and live as he taught us because he is a promise keeper. Let me challenge you to share this scripture with someone else this week.
What about you? What’s your takeaway? How will you walk it out in your daily life?