Saturday, April 6, 2019
Full reading – John 14:1-14
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 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? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Life allows each of us the opportunity to become ambassadors of Christ. Here in our own neighborhood or far off in a land dominated by an alternate belief. Daily life requires ones interaction with people. We become aware of our similarities: need for food, shelter, good health, etc. We also become aware of our differences, sometimes significant. Society dictates us to become accepting to all, lest we be labeled biased. Have we taken Christ’s words seriously? Can others identify us as Christians by our actions and words? Or do we desire and strive to become more blended into society? A more socially acceptable person? A less identifiable “Christian”? God states that we are to trust in him. Do not let your hearts be troubled. He has a Home already planned for us. Eternity with God to those who believe.
Dear Lord help me to be sensitive to the heart of a stranger. For they may have little to no knowledge of you. They may have become satisfied with their pagan lifestyle. We live in a society that says: If you see the fruit, just take the fruit; Live for the moment; no regrets; and we all die sometime. Life values and goals may at opposite ends. Help me to live a more Christ based life. Guide me to be a visible example. Move me to be welcoming, open, friendly, and Christ like in honesty in all our discussions. Lord I believe in you. I can only imagine the joyous welcome that awaits us upon entry to your glorious eternal kingdom. Amen