“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. John 14:1-2
With the first words of this passage of scripture our Lord Jesus shows that He knows each of us. "Let not your heart be troubled," says the Lord. And then He gives us the good news of faith and by that faith swiftly separates His sheep from the world: you already believe in God, believe in Me too. There our Lord Jesus stands equal to God the Father. If we believe that, the world will reject us, the religious ones of God's own nation will reject us, and those who refuse to believe there is a deity will reject us. Do you feel rejected yet? However, for those of us who believe in Jesus, these are not the idle words of Bubba the baseless prophet but the very Word of God.
That really is the faith, isn't it?
We read the words of our Lord and believe in this new place; the place He has been preparing for almost 2,000 years. Then, there are others, they may or may not read the words of our Lord, but they put those words in the same category as Bubba shooting off his mouth after a few drinks at the local tavern. Bubba, of course, has no more knowledge of our future than a stump rotting quietly in the pasture. For those who believe in our Lord Jesus, His words are precious and true, speaking to a wonderful future that we cannot quite see from here, and He has gone to get this place ready for our arrival.
Faith in Him is such a comfort in this dark age,Bucky