Day 21 – 8 Days in Jerusalem

Theme – Leaving with a Purpose

Verse – John 14:3, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also.”

John 14:1-7 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure. He wanted to encourage them in this difficult moment. Jesus uses Jewish wedding imagery to help the disciples understand that the separation will only be a temporary one and that they can look forward to His return. A Jewish man betrothed to his bride would leave her for a short period of time to go and prepare a home for them to live in together. Once he was done making the preparations for their future home, the groom would come back to the bride and taker her to their home. Then they would be together again for the rest of their lives. It is a beautiful illustration of Jesus’ Ascension and 2nd Coming for His bride. The church is His bride. Jesus our bridegroom is coming again! Soon! Get ready!

Prayer for Today

Dear Lord, Thank you for Your love for me. I am unworthy and undeserving. Help me to wait eagerly for You by obeying and following Your Word closely. Thank you for the hope that is only found in You. Help me to share this Hope with others. In Jesus Name, Amen.