What a promise! Can you say with absolute faith that you know He will never desert you?
Father thank you for this wonderful promise in your Word. Teach us gently to always turn to you, even when things are going well. In Christ's name amen.
Most of us are familiar with the raising of Lazarus, but there are two little gems hidden in the bigger story. One is here in verse sixteen. Thomas makes the first complete statement of devotion and love from any of the disciples. "Let us go also", he said. "Then we can die with Jesus"...
This verse makes clear how we should be enacting Christ's love. It is not always easy, sometimes it is painful and hard. Sometimes it costs a little piece of ourselves, but through the Holy Spirit we can do it, we can find the strength to do this, to reach out in love and give as Christ gave...
What a promise! Having a home with the Trinity. Not just pie in the sky, but here now today. All we have to do is keep His Word.
Dear God give us the will and ability to keep your Word so we may dwell with you daily. In Jesus name Amen.
Is today your Sabbath? If so did you go to church to get taught by God? It may be through someone else, but God takes delight in teaching us for our benefit.
Thank you God for having our good in mind and teaching us. Please continue to teach us even when it is painful. In Christ's name Amen.