Don’t you wonder what it sounded like in Aramaic?
Rolling off lips Divine from a heart bursting full?
So much to say . . . so little time remained. He wanted them to be sure of the fundamental truths that would sustain them.
But they needed more than instruction, they needed promise…promise to cling to. To believe.
“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.”
That one thing they would soon desperately need to know. They would need to believe that they would again be with Him.
Don’t we? We need believe that we are ever moving – one day at a time – closer to living this promise. And that there is room enough . . . prepared by Jesus Himself.
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.
From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
How wonderful to know that in knowing Jesus we can know God. To know Jesus is truth and that we have access to our Heavenly Father.
What comfort in this certainty!
We may be uncertain of most things – but we can rest assured in what Jesus has promised.
We can believe what He said because it is Him Who said it. So believe in Him for Him.
And then allow His promises to leave you breathlessly hopeful. Peaceful.
Believe in Him and believe in the promises given. And in believing, trust—that your heart is not troubled.
Because You can be believed, so too are Your promises. You are able to do all things and not one of Your good promises has ever failed. How this strengthens my heart and I give you great thanks!