A Place for You

Last week Jesus told us to chill and trust. How has that worked for you this week? Did you find strength in quietness and trust, when you laid everything at Christ’s feet?

If you’re still troubled in heart, press into Jesus, as he continues to speak to us in John’s gospel:

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:2-3 (NIV)

The disciples, and especially Peter, were troubled because they couldn’t grasp where Jesus was headed or why they couldn’t go with him. Little by little, Jesus continued to express for their pre-Spirit-filled minds all he was getting ready to accomplish.

He wanted to show them with these words about God’s house that his pending death had both a present and future purpose.

Through his death and resurrection, Christ makes for us a place.

Though God’s eternal home is huge, there was a no vacancy sign outside. Sin had locked the door to those he created to be in relationship with him. Jesus came to provide the only way to once sinful men and women to enter into the mansion.

Not only does he make the way but he prepares a place for every person who accepts his salvation.

So, when the troubles of this world get heavy, we can rest in the knowledge that this place is not the final place.

You have a place with Jesus, and he won’t forget to come back to take you there.

After all, we’re created for relationship. The family of God may be spread around the globe on this earth, but one day, we’ll each have our own room in the House of God for eternity.

I look forward to fellowshipping with Father, Son and Spirit in that place. What about you?

Close your eyes and meditate on the wonder of having your place in that place one fine day.

Till He Comes,

Grace and Peace


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