As Jesus prepared the Disciples for His death on the evening before His death in John 14, He started by saying, “Stop allowing your heart to be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me!” He goes on to share with them the truths of John 14:2-3. Here we are reminded that our comfort comes from trusting Christ’s preparation. Our separation from Christ is not permanent. His words, “If it were not so, I would have told you” assures the disciples that He was telling them the truth. He was going away in part to “prepare a place” for them, and in this promise we are reminded that His leaving was also to make sure that all who were His would have a special place. My friends, we have an expectation based on the promise of God to a better hope, and a better world. What we see around us is temporary at best, and the nature of our experiences is that they only last for a specific amount of time. As a follower of Jesus Christ, where He plans on taking us will be permanent, and secure. As we have just finished celebrating the reality of His resurrection, let’s take time today to remember the comfort His preparation provides.

[2] 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 [3] 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.