Then Jesus asked his chosen witnesses a question (211). “When I sent you out that time without money or clothes, did you lack anything?” “Not a thing,” they answered.
“But now the situation is different,” Jesus said. “Any of you who has money must take it. And you should also take a sword this time. The inspired scriptures, which say, ‘He shared the fate of criminals,’ will now come true about me.” Some of the witnesses said, “Here are two swords, Master.” “Your obedience is sufficient,” Jesus replied.
“I don’t want you to worry about any of the coming challenges. Just keep believing in God & in me. In God’s house there are many rooms; I’m going there to prepare a place for you. You know I wouldn’t tell you this, if it wasn’t true.
“After all is prepared, I’ll come back for you. Then I’ll take you with me & we’ll be together again. You already know the narrow way that leads to where I’m going.”
Thomas said to him, “Master, we don’t know where you’re going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus chided him gently, “After all this time, don’t you get it, Thomas? I am the way, the truth, and the life; the only way to God is with me. Because you know me, you know God.”
But Philip still didn’t quite get it, so he asked, “Master, won’t you please show God to us?” Jesus simply replied, “I am in God and God is in me, so if you’ve seen me, you’ve seen God!”
LORD, please help us to love following Jesus to You, forever.
(211) Luke 22:35-38, John 14:1-14