“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. 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.”
Talk about great expectations! We have a place prepared for us in the Father’s house. We can live where Christ lives, close to the Father’s heart.
Dr. Snyder says it means even more. “…the benefits of Jesus’ death on the cross are for right now as well as in the future; he has provided the privileges of being in the family of God today, tomorrow, and forever. Life teaches us this lesson: we can get through anything when we know what the end looks like. Thankfully, God has given us a clear picture of what our destiny actually is, sealed with his proven promise and illustrated ahead of time by Jesus’ resurrection.”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Ask God to fill your heart with the joy and security of a sure destination. Then think of the nature of your need in light of God’s eternal plans for you.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!