“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Looking at the Lose
When Jesus told the disciple that He was going to die, they were troubled for a long time. This is usually what people choose to focus on, what we have or will lose. However, Jesus directed the disciples’ attention to:
Looking at What is at Hand
Love one another was the commandment that Jesus gave to the disciples and it should be our focus, too. The disciples loved Jesus, so it was understandable that when Jesus was about to die their hearts were troubled, but loving someone means we do what he wants us to do rather than what we want to do. What did Jesus want the disciples to do? No mourning for Him, but love one another. Today, we are in the same circumstances as the disciples, let us also focus on loving one another.
Looking to the Future
Another direction Jesus pointed the disciples to were the future. A life without hope is no life at all. We all experience losses in our lives, but we all have an exciting future to look forward to, a future to live with Jesus in our Father’s house. We can live there not because of what we have done but because of Jesus, because of the salvation, He has accomplished, and more importantly because He wanted to live with us since eternity passed, and He wanted to live with us so much that He wants to live with us forever.
In this series, when we read John 13: – 17:, we seek to understand what Jesus wants. I hope you see that Jesus wants:
- Us loving each other and serve each other in humility.
- He wants us to live with Him forever.