Sunday, August 24, 2008

Simply Jesus - Space for a denyer

John 14

The opening verses of Chapter 14 are some of my favourite verses in the Bible. They are quoted very often around church particularly at funerals. Jesus is going to prepare a place for us. But these words of Jesus first and foremost are far more targeted in the context. They are spoken directly to Peter.

In the previous chapter Jesus has just broken the news to Peter that very soon Peter will be denying he even knew Jesus. He then follows it up by telling Peter not to worry because there is room for him in heaven. Even for a follower who would deny even knowing Jesus at His greatest point of need. Jesus still had words of encouragement.

I will never understand the depths of Jesus love and grace it keeps on surprising me.


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