John 14:1-15 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” Jesus the Way to the Father5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
ONE DAY I READ THIS:
VERSE 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me: or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
Growing up, I saw how doubt and fear ran a life. My mom tried very hard to overcome things in life, but she kept a down attitude most of her life. Things just wasn't good enough or it was never going to happen for her. I remember the day she told me that I teach others and I never teach her. I didn't really understand that until after her death. She believe in God, but live in defeat. This was the side of my mom to me, but in the care home after I left at night, she would begin to teach about faith to the workers. I heard stories of her speaking wisdom to them and I found myself questioning why I did not see this myself? Down deep inside, she loved God and I think her life was just lived on the sad side. It was never my job to make her happy but I sure tried. I am thinking about things today and counting blessings of the good times we had. I am happy she taught faith and can rest now in Heaven.
I like verse 14 ~ YOU MAY ASK ME for anything in my name, and I will do it.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends.