posted Mar 9, 2018, 6:13 AM by Dale Barnes

At that time there seemed much to be troubled about.  Jesus was telling his disciples that he was going away and they could not come with him. It was not their time. They had things to do. As we look about us, there seems to be much trouble, today, on every hand. But the same word that the early disciples were given is for us today.

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 be back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (Jn.14:1-3 NIV)

I believe this is speaking of two events. When Jesus literally comes again in power. His people, living and dead, will be with him forever.  Also it seems to be a word of comfort to the individual. Jesus is preparing this place for each of us. In the meantime he wants to use us to accomplish his will on the earth.  He wants our lives to testify of his love and reality. When our time comes to go with him, he will return (He chooses how) to take us with him

The apostle Paul tells the church, that as he continues living,  there will be fruitful labor for him in serving Christ. If he dies it would be gain for him. To be with Christ would be “far Better”.(Phil.1:22-24) This is an encouragement to us all: Serve the Lord and finish the work that he has called us to accomplish.. Then the “far better” event will come in God’s time:  We will be with Jesus, where he is. So let not your heart be troubled!    .