Thursday, December 4, 2008

Comforting Words ~ Balm To The Soul

Can't you just hear the sweet, precious voice of Jesus saying Let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1a). He was speaking to His disciples hours prior to Judas Iscariot betraying Him in the garden.

In verse two He says, I go to prepare a place for you ~ another precious promise from our Lord. Can't you feel the comfort in His words? 'Don't be troubled my child. I love you. I have to go but I am coming back some day. And where I am going ~ I will be getting things ready for your arrival.'

Verse three beautifully promises And if I go and prepare a place for you I WILL come again and receive you unto myself that where I am you may be also. I've found that as I get older I do think more of the glorious eternity that awaits me as a child of God. Sometimes I think I am more excited about going than I am about staying and leading others.

May we all keep our eyes on the prize - resting in knowing that we will spend forever with Christ and our Christian friends and family AS we fulfill the great commission to Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19).

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit
John 15:16

4 Thoughts On The Matter:

Deborah said...

Amen! Even so come Lord Jesus!

~~Deby said...

this is a VERY comforting post...with all that is going on in our world, in our lives...wow..we need to stay more focused like this.
Deby

Sue said...

I am very excited for Jesus' return, but have some family members like my own husband and children who are not believers, and I pray for them to receive the gift of faith soon.

Abounding Treasures said...

Amen!

... even so, come Lord Jesus!