Read John 14 – The way. The truth. The life. – Those are such pure and powerful words, and John 14 has an abundance of them.
Jesus gives such a peaceful picture of eternity in these Scriptures. You may recognize them from memorial services, but why wait for a moment of grief to set your mind on heaven(14:1-4)?
And Jesus also gives hope for today – we will do works like Jesus, and He will give us what we ask for in his name(:12-14). In verse :16 the apostles (and eventually us) learn about the Holy Spirit, the Advocate who will help us and be with us forever.
Later, a great question is asked: why doesn’t everyone know Jesus? It is a tragedy that some people chose disobedience over love (:22-24).
Beloved, imagine how mind blowing it must have been to keep up with all Jesus was explaining! That’s one reason the Holy Spirit is so essential to believers (:26). Let’s hold on to verse 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.”🕊