Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Place for You. . .

To begin our recent vacation, our first stop was at the home of our friends Tom & JJ who live in Tennessee. They have built a beautiful home on top of a hill in a gorgeous part of their state.

Everything at Tom & JJ's house was designed to meet the needs and provide for the comfort of their guests. There was not a thing that was not abundantly provided for. In fact, upon looking at the weather for Boston, we realized we did not have enough jackets for the cold weather we would encounter, and JJ produced a very nice, thick jacket which came in very handy in the 40° weather in Boston.

There is Someone else who is preparing a perfect place for us. The Lord Jesus told His disciples, "In My Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." John 14:2-4

I was discussing with Glen the other day, just what it would be like, this place that the Lord Jesus was preparing for us. One thing we can know, it will be perfect. It will meet our every need. In it He will be the supply for everything we could possibly want or need.

For us here on earth, our houses represent safety, family and rest. The Lord Jesus has already promised Himself to be all those for us.

"The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD. Proverbs 21:31"

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28"

As much as we felt pampered and cared for in the home of our dear friends, how much more we will feel in the home that our Lord and Savior has prepared for us. What wonders await us there. The very thought that He has prepared a place for us Himself and that His knowledge is infinite and perfect is overwhelming.

As Glen always says, "There are great days ahead!"

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