You will recall that Jesus, as recorded in John 13:33, said to the twelve apostles: “My children, I will be with you only a little longer….Where I am going you cannot come.”
Shortly thereafter Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Then Jesus replied “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now but you will follow later…..I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” (John 13:36-38).
This must have been very upsetting to Peter. However, Jesus followed that prediction with some memorable and treasured words. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust in me also. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 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.” (John 14:1-3)
What a promise made by the Son of God who loved us so profoundly that he experienced a terribly painful death on a cross although he was not guilty of any sin or wrongdoing. Jesus said “do not be troubled” then died on the cross because of your sins and mine!