Terry Meloan from Fort Wayne brought the message to us. He reminded us that Jesus is our guide on the path to show us how to follow God’s way.
John 14:1-14 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; 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 Father
5 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[b] 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.
Creator God – We thank You for the opportunity to share together in worship and for gift of the community of which we are a part. We thank You for mothers everywhere and the love and care that they give to those around them. The love shown by mothers, whether by birth or by heart bonds, gives us a glimpse of what Your love is like. Each of us, whether male or female, have the opportunity to “mother” people in our lives. In that mothering, may we call on the seeds of compassion that you’ve placed within us to create a place of peace. May we show unconditional love that is a reflection of Your grace. Bless us as we seek to do your will is our prayer, in the name of Jesus. Amen.