Jhn 14:1-3 CSB 1 “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also.
Words from the mouth of Jesus after washing the feet of his disciples around the table where he would eat his last meal. Words he would speak after letting Peter know that he simon would refuse him, Jesus 3 times before the crowing of the rooster. Words he would speak before coaching them up on how and purpose of the coming of the Holy Spirit ( i will never leave you, I must send you a helper) and
I am preparing a place for you!
don’t we serve you Lord? yet your saying you are preparing.
Wow WOW! The word prepare continues to jump off the page for me. I think the reason this word, this scene continues to pop on my radar is, our family most recently went through months of preparing with Madison, our middle child’s wedding day. Daily conversations, delegating, checking, double checking, then week of the wedding, details that can only be done are scurried about with joy, anticipation, yes frustration when details don’t line up. The time, the thought, the making ready for the day the bride will be received by her bridegroom.
So can we even pathom the details that Jesus is making ready, preparing for us in our room. I mean he told the boys, In my Father’s house are many rooms.
Yet do we ever wonder “how many?” or “what will the room look like?”
Can you picture Jesus snappin’ out some sheets and watching them fall on the bed that you lay to receive rest? Or does He just speak the sheets on the bed? hahaha. Hardwood, Carpet, ceiling fans, TV’s no TV’s surround sound? what in the world will our room look like?
let’s take a moment to allow ourselves to see ourselves with Jesus in our room? What are you chatting about? What is he saying to you?
Allow yourself to go a bit deeper than the rote responses we have learned over our years of churchdom.
Our bridegroom who says that He is coming back to receive jesUS his bride and you are in His presence within (holy spirit) and in body in your room.
Holy Smoly Is that not SCREAMIN’ cool and powerful? YES he is. Pretty sure my room will be way more than i could ever imagine, as he is a God of abundance.
Thanks father for your promise of our security through our yes to Jesus Christ, Lord if there is anyone that is reading this that at times doesn’t believe you have a room for them, i pray that spirit of doubt away, you emptied the tomb to show a tangible way of assurance, your dwelling within is the promise the guarantee. Thank you Lord, until you arrive we will continue to beLIeVE