“In My Father’s house are many mansions;
if it were not so, I would have told you. ” John 14:2
Jesus made a great promise to His apostles. Jesus was about to be crucified. They would be sad to see Jesus die. They would also be sad because Peter would soon say that he did not know Jesus and the rest of the apostles would run away when Jesus was arrested.
Even though Jesus knew that this would happen, He told his apostles not to worry. He knew that He would rise from the dead and the apostles would do great work in the church.
Their greatest comfort was that Jesus was preparing a home in heaven for them. God would forgive them for running away from Jesus.
Those who obey God can be happy even in sad times because they know that they have a home in heaven where there will be no sadness, crying, or death.