神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

【双语灵修】葛培理布道团:救恩无价(2018-7-9)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2018年07月09日 10:16

“在我父的家里有许多住处;若是没有,我就早已告诉你们了。我去原是为你们预备地方去。我若去为你们预备了地方,就必再来接你们到我那里去,我在哪里,叫你们也在那里。”约翰福音 14:2-3

There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am, you may be too.  John 14:2-3, JB

主耶稣说,在我父那里有很多住处。“住处”这个词很有意思。希腊文原文不是说一个房子,而是休息的地方。美国标准版圣经翻译成“住处”,这也是根据英文原文翻译出来的。耶稣在世的时候,他没有家。他曾经说:狐狸有洞,天空的飞鸟有窝,人子却没有枕头的地方。(太8:20)但是,在天国他有一个永恒的家。

主的门徒和早期的基督徒生存艰难。耶稣知道这个情况。他的日子更难过。但是,他们都在盼望美好、永恒、不朽的家,得享永生。一个小女孩晚上和父亲一起散步。看着美丽的星空,她感慨地说:爸爸,如果说天堂里看不见的地方都这么漂亮,那么看得见的地方又是什么样的呢?

When Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions,” we find a very interesting meaning for the word mansion. The Greek word used does not mean an imposing house but a resting place. The expression is translated in the margin of the American Standard Version as “abiding places.” This comes from the same stem as the English word remain.During Christ’s ministry on earth He had no home. He once said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20, NIV). But His home in heaven will last forever.

The early disciples and other Christian pilgrims suffered in many ways, and Jesus knew it-for He suffered more severely than any of His followers. But they were all eagerly anticipating the beauty and permanence of a never-ending home that would last throughout eternity.A little girl was taking a walk with her father one evening. Looking up at the stars she exclaimed, “Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be!”

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