Joy in our heavenly reservation
In the Word
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. John 14:2
Of the Word
The tired family entered the city after a long drive. Cranky children cried to get out of the car. Weary parents watched for a motel advertising a vacancy. But red letters flashed only the “No Vacancy” message. The next city was an hour away. Why, oh why, had they failed to reserve a room?
Jesus’ beautiful promise brings comfort and joy to our hearts: In my Father’s house are many rooms (John 14:2a). But how can we be absolutely certain that the reservation has been made? Will the “Vacancy” sign be shining for us? Jesus Himself has made the reservation. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14: 6b). He paid the price for that reserved room, not with Visa or MasterCard, but with His own blood on Calvary’s cross. Faith in Him guarantees the reservation. Never fear that a “No Vacancy” sign will appear at heaven’s gate. Instead, Jesus will be there to welcome all who trust in Him. He has the place prepared, not for a night or two but for all eternity.
Walking with my Lord
Lord Jesus, thank You for reserving my room in heaven. Thank You for preparing my eternal home and for giving it to me by grace. I can hardly wait to see You! Amen.