Home is a place many of us like to talk and think about. It is supposed to be a place of safety and rest. American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry sang a song called “Home” in which he talked about being away and looking forward to being home. And even though I am not a fan of “The Wizard of Oz” the famous line is “There’s no place like home.”
For the follower of Christ, it is common to say, “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.” (Yeah go ahead and get that song in your head for the rest of the day). Of course, it is true. Adding to that is knowing there will be trouble in this world.
John 14 is a passage we often go to at the funeral of a Christ-follower. It is filled with hope, reassurance and peace of a future home and a better place. I don’t want to get all “pie-in-the-sky” on you because I am opposed to walking around with our heads in the clouds. You know the old saying, “He’s so earthly minded he’s no earthly good.”
What I am talking about is knowing the truths which quiet the heart when everything around us is shaking. The context of the verses show Jesus talking to His disciples about what is going to happen to Him very shortly. Their stress level jacked up and went through the roof. His words in John 14-17 were to offer them peace.
They do the same for us. I close out my month of “Listen!” from John in The Great Adventure with this message on “From Trouble to Peace.” Some pretty great stuff in 14:1-20. I’d appreciate your prayers.