"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again
and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also"
Jesus came to serve.
Jesus came to make us children of God.
Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
Jesus came to be our example of humility.
Jesus came to show us the way to the Father.
Jesus came to accomplish the will of his Father.
Jesus came to become a curse.
Jesus came to shine light into darkness.
Jesus came to demonstrate God's justice.
Jesus came to be our Great High Priest.
Jesus came to be our righteousness.
Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father.
Jesus came to free us from fear of death.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil.
Jesus came to preach peace.
Jesus came to bring a sword.
Jesus came to call sinners.
Jesus came to give us life abundantly.
Jesus came to give his life as a ransom.
Jesus came to be our example of love.
Jesus came to show us how to suffer.
Jesus came to teach truth.
Jesus came to fulfill all of God's promises.
Jesus came for all these reasons and more. And, he is coming again.
In John 14:1 he said to his disciples, "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me." Jesus says that our hearts should not be troubled because there are many rooms in His Father's house and he is going to prepare a place for us. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" (John 14:3)
He came down in humble flesh so that he could return in his glorified body to take us to be with him forever. The fact of his next coming is just as certain as the reality of his last coming. As you celebrate Christmas today and reflect on the birth of Jesus, be reminded to look to the next time he will appear. As you look to the manger also look to the heavens.
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