Believe Me: Goodbye Song

“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. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:3-4)

Have you noticed the way people talk to each other when they’re saying goodbye? People who really care for each other and feel sad or uneasy about being separated focus on one thing: When will we be together again?

believeme_350When he was young, my son would sometimes get sad or nervous when I left to go somewhere. It helped him to hear me say when I’d be back and what we would do together then. Jesus is offering that kind of comfort to his disciples shortly before his arrest, trials, and crucifixion.

His message: I will be leaving, but I’ll be thinking about you while I’m gone. I will come back for you. And, besides, you know the way to get to me. God speaks very similar messages to us about our future together with him.

Think: Do you look forward to being together with God forever in heaven? Do you ever feel like you “miss” him, in a way?

Pray: Thank God for the comfort Jesus showed to his disciples before they were separated. Ask him to help you both to be eager to be with him and to be comforted knowing that day is coming.

Do: Read Colossians 3:1-4.