What Jesus Did! 'A Look into Our Heavenly Home' — John 14:2-3

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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[Jesus said,] "There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."
— John 14:2-3 NLT

Key Thought

At this moment in his earthly ministry, Jesus is preparing to leave the earth and return to heaven. He is going back to heaven to prepare a place for his disciples (including us). When the time is right and everything is ready, Jesus promises that he will return to take his disciples, including us, to their heavenly home. The greatest blessing, however, is not just getting to go to heaven; it's getting to go to be with the Lord forever! Jesus is more than just the direction and goal of our hope; he is also the basis for it! Because of Jesus, we're going home to be with God!

Today's Prayer

Loving Father and holy God, thank you for knowing my needs, my weaknesses, my dreams, and my future. I trust you completely with my future. I look forward to the day Jesus returns to bring me home to you. Thank you for the assurance that I will get to be with you forever and also with all those I love who belong to you. In Jesus' name, I pray! Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
  • John 5:19-21
  • 2 Corinthians 5:6-9

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Illustration of John 14:2-3 NLT — "There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.