Jesus is my House Hunter

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 to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:2-3 (NKJV)

On rare occasions our family ends up in a motel room for the night. When this happens, we watch the rated G shows on the  Home and Garden Network.  The programs are usually about decorating or finding a new home.  Sometimes the designers will tear out a perfectly good kitchen and replace it with another perfectly good kitchen.  Other times, the young couple will be forced to decide between the house with the swimming pool or the one with the golf course.  We just smile and shake our heads, wondering at the things that go on in our world.

We live way up in the mountains at a church camp with no TV reception.  Our home here is a parsonage for the church camp, so we don’t own a home.  If someone wanted to tear out a perfectly good kitchen, there are three buildings in camp that would be blessed by those old kitchens.  Being in ministry, I doubt we will ever be in the position to purchase a home, so we won’t have to decide between the pool or the golf course.  Yet part of me would still like to choose that home.

Last month we were in Home Depot, buying parts for the camp.  As I strolled down the aisle of household fixtures, God sent me joy.  He reminded me that even though I can’t pick these things out now, He is preparing a place for me in heaven.  God has lovingly built the home, decorated it perfectly; and when everything is just right, He will call me home.  I claim His promise.  I don’t need to be a House Hunter.  God has prepared a place for me better than anything I can imagine.  Thank you for your promises, Jesus.

...“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit...1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NLT)

New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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