by Dr. Charles Stanley
The Promise of Heaven
Think about the last time you had a houseguest. Did you do anything special to prepare for his arrival? Perhaps you dusted the furniture, cleaned the rugs, mopped the floors, and so on. Or, maybe you planned a scrumptious menu and purchased unusual ingredients at the supermarket. Some people are even known for painting their houses or performing minor household repairs before a guest arrives. In fact, most homes are probably in their best shape when company is expected!
We usually want our visitors to feel at home the moment they walk in the door. In John 14, Jesus reveals that He is making preparations for us in His Father’s house — heaven. Can you imagine that? Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Universe, is going out of His way to prepare a special place in heaven just for you.
He probably has the furniture in place, the pictures straightened, and the table set, all waiting for you. He’s excited about your arrival! What will heaven be like? The truth is, we’ll never truly know until we get there. However, you can be sure it’s an actual place. Remember, Jesus likened it to a “house.” He said He was going to “make preparations.” Does that sound like some cloudy, ethereal, formless existence? No!
According to the Lord, heaven is an actual destination, someplace where you’ll experience the absolute best of everything. And since Jesus Christ is preparing it for you, you can trust that it will be perfect. He can do nothing less.
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