If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. John 14:3
Mandy shares some thoughts on this passage…
I think that Jesus’ departure was really hard for His disciples. They’d been with Him every day for three solid years and after seeing Him brutally executed and then resurrected, He left. I also think that one of the greatest motivating and sustaining factors for them was the promise of His return and their eternal destination awaiting them.
When Ian and I have travelled to different countries, our departure from our kids usually involved lots of hugs and tears because we hated being separated from them, but we all knew that the day would come when we’d come home, and we’d all be back together again. We’d communicate during the absence, but boy oh boy, when we got home, there was celebration, hugs and kisses, happy meals and a whole lot of love and joy.
That’s what it’s like for us now. Jesus left to get our home ready, we miss Him, there are tears and sorrow at the separation and we have communication in the waiting time. But boy oh boy, what a celebration our reunion will be when He comes to take us home.
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