Jesus knew his time was close. He spent these final hours with his disciples, giving them comfort, answering questions, making promises.
Verses 1-6: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 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.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus makes an amazing promise—that we, his people, will do even greater works than he did.
Verses 11-14: Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
Lord, help me lean into your promise, and do what will bring you glory.
Reminds me of the hymn, "Have Thine Own Way, Lord." Excellent thoughts, Kathy.ReplyDelete
That last comment was mine, Sharon K Connell. Sorry, still don't know how to access this with my name. LOLReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. I love that song.:)Delete
When we have triplets, I plan to name them Grace, Truth, and Amazing Promises.ReplyDelete
Beautiful.:) Thank you, Dave.Delete
Amen, amen, amen - doing what brings Him glory!!! :)ReplyDelete
Yes. Thank you.Delete
Amen Kathy! Have a blessed Independence Day weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you. You too.:)Delete