April 10, 2021: The Greatest Architect
“‘Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.’ Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:1–6, NKJV).
Jesus’ words speak so lovingly and reassuringly, and say so much. In these verses, He gives us comfort, love, hope and guidance. He goes to prepare a place for us—our forever home.
To think that Jesus is designing my home, with everything else “on His plate,” makes me feel so incredibly special. It’s hard to fathom that He takes time out of His day to prepare a place for me!
In His promise, He reminds us that He will return, and we will be together. He wants to spend forever with us, and tells us exactly what we need to do to make that a reality. So when I feel overwhelmed and stressed, these verses comfort me and remind me that He is in control, down to the very last detail. All I must do is to follow Him.
The greatest Architect of all time is preparing a place for you and me. I can’t wait!
Dear loving and gracious Father, thank You for the hope of spending forever with You. Amen.
Maria France is the executive assistant in the Education Department at the Chesapeake Conference.
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