Your Mansion Awaits You – May 7, 2023
“My Father’s house are 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. . . . I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Your Mansion Awaits You
Devotion based on John 14:2,3,6
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I remember the first house my wife and I purchased. As I recall, it was about 1300 square feet or so. Nothing too large, especially for a family of five (six, if you want to count our yellow lab dog), but we were thankful. After all, it was our first home, even if it wasn’t a mansion.
The night before he died on the cross to wipe away the world’s sin with his holy blood, Jesus spoke about heaven to his disciples. He vividly described it for them as a large house, a mansion, with many rooms for his many followers throughout the ages. Soon he would leave his disciples and return to his Father in heaven because his redemptive work on earth would be finished. But fear not, disciples! “I will come back for you one day and lead you by the hand to the rooms in my Father’s mansion. I am your only way to heaven. Believe this. Believe in me!”
Are you having a bad day? Think about this and smile: right now, Jesus is preparing a room for you in the Father’s big heavenly house. When he is ready for you, and not before, Jesus will come for you, either when your heart stops beating or judgment day’s trumpet starts blasting. Though you deserve a room in Satan’s hell-house because of your sin, Jesus’ nail-pierced hand will take your hand and lead you safely out of this vale of tears and sorrow to your Father in heaven and his mansion. There you’ll live forever in perfect happiness and joy with all of God’s children only because of God’s undeserved love. Believe this! Believe in Jesus!
Lord Jesus, you live in my mansion to prepare; you live to bring me safely there. Amen.