Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s devotion is by Hal Talbott. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him. John 14:1-7
I just got word that a friend passed away very unexpectedly. He was only 52 years old.
However, as I read the Bible verse above, I see that age doesn’t make any difference. When God has our house ready he comes for us, regardless of age or anything else. So as we have been told many times, we need to lead our lives in such a manner that we are ready at any time he calls.
We may think we don’t know the way for us to get to know the Father. So as I interpret the above Bible verse, we can all get to Heaven to be with the Lord by living the truth from our hearts, not just “being a good person,” which can be very superficial. Even though we may feel that we don’t know the way, God will find us when he is ready for us. Not our time but his.
Let us pray: Gracious God, please walk with each of us throughout this day and every day. Show us the way you would have us travel and do the things that you would have us do, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.