Keep Your Forks

Keep Your Forks

Have you ever been to dinner, and as the plates are cleared you are told to “keep your fork?” We all know what that means… something better is coming. {Usually…dessert!}

This is what John chapter 14 is all about. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his departure, but he wants them to know that better things are coming…they should “keep their forks,” if you will.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I 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 will be where I am.” -John 14:1-3

We have no control over the situation that we have been served. However, we simply need to keep our forks because the best has yet to come. In times of fear and uncertainty, it’s important that we cling to the promises of Jesus.

He promised a place where there will no longer be death, hunger, tears, or pain {Revelation 7:16-17}. He promises he is “making everything new!” {Revelation 21:4-5}.

When we switch our focus to things that are eternal, that is where HOPE is found.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. You heard me say ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you…’” -John 14:27-28

This is our temporary home. It’s just the first course. An appetizer, even.

But keep your forks, friends. The BEST is yet to come. And it’s better than anything we could ask or imagine.

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 3:20


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  1. Linda Drewes

    Loved this read this morning. Scriptures were exactly what I needed for my day. Yes, the best is yet to come, I realize it more and more as I’m in the winter of my life. You mentioned Rev 7:16-17, with so many deaths because of this virus and the pain and sorrow we feel, the best is yet to come….our heavenly home with Christ.

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