It was the night of His upcoming betrayal. He had just washed the disciples’ feet and now, Jesus was giving them comfort in the face of His death and departure. All of eternity would be forever changed in the next few hours and He wanted them to be ready, just as He wants us to be ready. So, Jesus gave instructions and truths that would shape the lives of the disciples then and ours now. All of this is in John 14.
Jesus began by telling them, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled”. He was telling them they had a choice in how they would respond to what was happening within them, even as these events would unfold.
He then told them to “Believe in God. Believe in Me.” Our hope hangs on our trust in God the Father and His Son - and in the Holy Spirit, whom He would be sending soon and has since sent to be with us!
He then goes on to list reasons for them to believe in Him. These same reasons are the things that comfort our hearts and will transform our lives.
Here’s a brief list:
Please read John 15 for Sunday.