Can I share with you one of my favorite passages in the Bible?
Of all the funerals I’ve preached I’ve read this passage for many of them.
As I’ve gotten older this passage has become more special to me each year.
Each week has plenty of uncertainties, so when I read this passage again recently I was deeply encouraged by it.
Because of words like these from the Bible the uncertainties of life don’t trouble me like they might have.
These words are full of certainties, encouragement, and joy for all whose faith is in Jesus.
They are the words spoken by Jesus in John 14:1-3.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
Do you have a passage like this that reminds you of God’s love and care for you?
I’ll take all the encouragement from the Bible I can get.