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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

"There are many rooms in my Father's house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am."
— John 14:2-3 NLT
Illustration of John 14:2-3 NLT — "There are many rooms in my Father's house."

Key Thought

At this moment in his earthly ministry, Jesus is about to leave the earth and return to heaven. He is going back to heaven to prepare a place for his disciples (and for 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 all those I love who have belonged 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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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.