This is part two of a two part post. Find part one here.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 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.” John 14:1-3 (NIV1984)
Just as it is, this is a fantastic promise of God’s desire to have us in his home and the second coming of Jesus that will accomplish that reunion. Like all the things of God, it’s even better than we can imagine. Go back a few verses into chapter 13.
Jesus announces that he must leave them (he is going to the cross). Peter doesn’t want him to go but of course, Jesus insists. Peter declares, “I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms…”
To the man who will deny him, Jesus says, ‘I know what you’re going to do but after you do it, don’t despair, don’t give up on us, stick with me and I will get you home.’ What an amazing God!