Preparing Places

stage stop 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. John 14:2 (NKJV)

I’ve had a busy summer of work.  We prepare guest houses for visitors to Montana.  My husband and oldest son mow the lawns and keep the yards looking green and welcoming.  I get to clean the inside of the cabins, with help from my husband.  Sometimes it can be stressful to ready the guest houses in time.  I worry the bathmats won’t be dry before check-in, or I’ll miss a hair on the toilet seat.  Everything has to be just right, because it’s my job to prepare these places.  Does Jesus know how I feel?

Yes!  He’s preparing places, too!  Jesus promises me in is John 14:2 that He is going to prepare a place for me!  Do you think He worries I’ll show up too soon with groceries for the refrigerator?  Is He concerned about dust under the beds?  No!  He will have my room ready for me at just the right time, because He promises He will.  I wonder what it will be like…  Will there be window boxes of flowers and a big feather bed?  I can’t even imagine how wonderful it will be!

To visit the vacation houses we serve, there is a website map available for guests to follow.  Guests are cautioned not to use a GPS, for those directions take you up the wrong valley.  Where are the directions for getting to heaven?  They are right in the Bible. In this same passage, Thomas asks…“Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”   Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:5-6 (NKJV)

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Are you looking forward to the mansion Jesus is preparing in heaven?  Are you getting your heart ready for that day when  you will meet Jesus face to face? Remember, Jesus is the Way and He is preparing a place for you!  Oh, Jesus.  Find me faithful.  Forgive my sins and prepare me for heaven someday! Amen.west boulder

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)

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

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