Let not your heart be troubled…
The last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life were full of drama, tension, chaos, and ultimately suffering and death. As Jesus moved steadily toward the cross, he took the last night to gather His disciples together so that he could be alone with them. At the most crucial time in His life, His mind was focused on those that he loved so deeply. He knew that very soon they would be in turmoil. He know that they would be left alone to ponder the future. He knew that they would be troubled. So, as the stress and grief mounted in His own life, He turned His attention toward them and spoke words that they would remember the rest of their lives. He spoke words of comfort to their troubled hearts, and told them how they could find rest.
Jesus’s words to the disciples so long ago are also our words today.
In our struggle and trouble, Jesus speaks words of comfort and peace. Today, no matter what is troubling you, hear the word of Christ and cling to them:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”