Saturday – When We are Finished
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? – John 14:2
I’ve probably shared this verse a hundred times with others. It’s certainly one of my favorite verses in scripture. God is preparing a place for us! Let that sink in! God is preparing a place for us! He wants us there!
When you prepare a place for someone, you prepare the place to make it comfortable. You make a place they can rest, a place they will feel at home, a place they will enjoy. Why? You want them to come back someday. If you don’t want them there, you leave the place a mess – you let the dog clean the dishes and put them back in the cabinet. Christ is preparing the place for us because He wants us there. He desires for us to be with Him. Seriously, are you letting this sink in? He wants to be with you, He wants to spend time with you. He wants to hear from you, and He wants to hear your stories! This simply amazes me. I’m in awe over the fact that the God of the universe has a place prepared by His son, just for me, waiting on me. What a glorious day that will be when we are finished. This might sound a bit morbid, but how excited we should be for that glorious day, when God calls us home and we see what He has prepare for us!
My second favorite part of this chapter is this: God gives us a helper until we get there. Some of you might be ready to be finished, some of you might think I’m crazy to be talking about being finished, but the truth is, none of us know the day or time when He will call us home. We can rest assured in this; if we know Jesus, then He has given us a helper to get to the finish line. And when we do cross that beautiful finish line, a glorious place, prepared just for us, is waiting on the other side.
Read More: John 14
Prayer: Father, thank You for giving us a helper. Help me to remember how much You want me and how much You gave up to have a relationship with me. Help me to not take it for granted but to seek You and constantly be reminded how much You desire for me to know You.
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