Now this chapter, chapter 14, is a chapter I have heard OFTEN. In fact, I have heard it a lot! I have even used it, quoted it, spoke about it at funerals. It is the chapter that begins with "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms, if it were not so, O would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." And then I kept reading - and this is where my "aha" moment was. It comes just after the part where Philip tells him/asks him "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." To which Jesus responds:
Why was this "new" to me this morning? Not sure, all I know is, it was. Or maybe it was "new again" so to speak. Just as Jesus spoke with his disciples, bringing them comfort, helping them to understand his relationship with his Father - and how if they believed HIM, they believed the Father - because they were one - I am thinking that perhaps this morning, JOY KLASSEN (me!) needed this reminder to, a "refresher" first thing before I started my day! And for that, I am so thankful again! Thankful that the WORD of God is truth!! It is living and active! And it brings me "aha" moments as I read! The eyes of my heart continue to be opened and enlightened! To God be the glory!!
Now .... on to my day!