((( After the resurrection promise )))
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 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? 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.
In this passage soon Jesus will die on the cross, rise from the dead, and ascend into heaven, leaving his disciples on earth. To help prepare them for life without him, Jesus explains that he will be going to his Father in heaven and will be preparing a place for them there. He also promises to return.
The disciples are confused, not really believing that Jesus has to die, not realizing that he will come back to life, and thus not understanding at all what he means by going to the Father and “preparing a place” for them.
But we have the perspective of history. We know that Jesus died on the cross. And we know that he rose from the grave and later ascended into heaven. Thus we can be confident that he is there now, preparing for us to join him.
What a great promise! If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, your future is secure. He has a place for you in the “Father’s house.” No one can stop you; nothing can deter you; no one can steal your hope … because Jesus has promised.
And he is coming back to take you there.
As a member of God’s forever family, you have a place in his house.