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My PEACE I leave with you...

John 14:27-28 New International Version (NIV)

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Friday - May 22 - Read John 14:27-29

If I just disappeared one day my family might become concerned. They

might wonder if I abandoned them or that something bad happened to me.

But if I tell them that I am planning a trip to visit my brother in California

they will know where I went and why when I am gone. In a similar way, Jesus

lets us in on his plan to go to His Father. He promises that this is a good

thing. This is hard for us to fully grasp because we want to see, hear, and

touch God. We want to be able to examine God’s presence in our lives like

we dissect and examine a frog in high school biology class. But Jesus asks us

to trust him and trust his promises. But this trust is rooted in something real

and concrete: his death and resurrection. Even though he is not physically

present right now he told us where he was going and we can trust in his

faithfulness to fulfill his promise to come and get us.

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