Our Heavenly Home
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 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 14:1-3
God so much loved us that He wants us to live with Him for eternity. Jesus is saying here that He is going to prepare a place for us in His father’s kingdom. This is telling us that God’s plan for us far surpasses this present world. We can hope in Him to take care of us even after leaving this world.
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. I Corinthians 15:19.
The home is very important to everybody on earth, no matter how influential a man is, if he does not have a roof over his head, people will take him to be irresponsible.
A man told Jesus in Luke 9:57 “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered, Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Verse 58.
When the man heard that, he quickly backed off, refusing to follow a man who cannot even provide a basic shelter for himself, not to talk of his followers.
But God has prepared a wonderful place for us in His kingdom; this alone should be our consolation in this world, that whatever happens, whatever we have to go through, glorious things are awaiting us up there.
What is our heavenly home like?
It is in heaven, it is not here on earth where, armed men, terrorists, and all kinds of evil people can come in and harm the inhabitant. The security is perfect.
It is a place where there is no sun, it is not needed up there, because the glory of God who created the sun will shine into the city, meaning that the inhabitants will not know the scorching of the sun.
There is no need for time or for dates over there, “for there is no night there”
There is no hunger, pain, sickness, or death in heaven. God will wipe away all tears, and people there will have enduring, and everlasting joy and peace.
You don’t need to struggle to build houses here on earth if you cannot afford them, what you must ensure is that you have a home in heaven, and that all your treasures are kept there.
No matter what you have down here, you are going to leave them one day. No matter how old you might be here on earth, you will spend much more when you get to your place of destination.
We need to forsake whatever is standing in between us, and what the Lord is preparing for us over there, and prepare ourselves too so that we can be counted worthy to occupy them.