Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Jesus is the King that the world did not expect, however He was the King the world needed. When talking to Pilate, Jesus in John 18 says, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.” The Son of God came as a servant and made it possible to be in relationship with God.
In the death and resurrection of Christ, the highest King has welcomed us into the family of God. (verse 1) “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. And if we are children, then we are co-heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16-17) Glorification will come when Christ comes again, in the mean time He is making sure there is a dwelling place for us in eternity.
In the Hebrew culture men would go to a foreign country and seek out a spouse. He would then return home and start building a room on the family house. Once that was done he would go back to the foreign country and bring his spouse home to the space built specifically for her. This is what Jesus is doing when he said, “if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3) We are family and will join Christ in His eternal dwelling place.
Christ has set us free from the grip of sin.God has adopted us into His family. Christ has made a place for us in eternity. When life hurts we can hold to these promises proclaimed in the bridge: we are chosen, not forsaken; God is for us, not against us; and we are children of God! For eternity!