This week we are reading:
John chapters 18 - 21 and Acts 1 - 10.
I've loved reading the gospel of John. He was one of the three apostles who were with the Lord at the raising of Jairus's daughter, at the Transfiguration and in Gethsemane. My testimony of Jesus Christ, the only begotten of our Heavenly Father, has been strengthened by the words of the apostle John. John testifies that Jesus was the Savior of the World before he was born on the earth and that Jesus created the world and is the only begotten of the Father. (John Chapter 1)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3: 16-18)
Jesus said, "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10: 17-18)
John's account of the miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave for 4 days bears testimony that Jesus had the ability because of His Father in Heaven, to have control over death. Jesus prayed to His Father in Heaven and said that he knew that His Father always heard him. Jesus said that those of the people that witnessed Him raising Lazarus from the dead would believe that His Father sent Him. (John Chapter 11)
Just as Jesus always did the will of His Father, I should follow the Savior's example and try to always do the will of my Father in Heaven.