A familiar line of a very familiar hymn, that somehow in these strange and often uncertain and fearful times, becomes even more significant with the hope that it offers to a world in such need of that hope and healing.
The disciples witnessing as they did, the horror and cruelty of the cross, could be forgiven for forgetting everything that Jesus had said and promised before his death.
The words in John 14: 2-3 “In my Father's house there are many dwelling places.
If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
And if l go and prepare a place for you, l will come again and will take you to myself; so that where l am, there you may be also”.
Words so often spoken at funerals for the hope they convey.