Our family is planning a trip to New York in the fall and we have just booked our accommodations.
Since we will be traveling at one of the busiest times of the year for New York I was very desirous to have our lodging reserved as early as possible.
Perhaps that is why this verse jumped off the page at me when I read it recently:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time," (1 Peter 1:4).
"Reserved in heaven for you." When we made our reservations for our lodging, we communicated with the facility to determine there was indeed availability for the dates we would be there. Then we made the choice to book the room. The final decision was up to us. They had the rooms prepared and available, but we had to confirm that we wanted to take the rooms.
We each have an inheritance reserved in heaven for us, but we have to "book the room" as it were. We have to accept the free gift of salvation offered to us by the Lord Jesus "through faith unto salvation." It is only then that our reservations will be confirmed.
While it is a wonderful thing to know we have reservations in New York for the fall, it is a far better thing to know we have reservations in heaven awaiting us.
"But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,
the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."