For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. Hebrews 13:14
READ HEBREWS 13:11-16
We all have heard the expression “There’s no place like home.” We hear it in movies, read it in books, and hear it spoken many times in conversations. We all have a yearning inside us to have a place to belong and rest. However, the home we are in was never intended to be our permanent home.
Jesus tells His disciples in John 14:2-3, “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that 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.” This is the home we all long for. There is comfort in these words.
John 14:1-3 says that Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for us to live. In heaven, those saved by God will have new bodies without the curse of sin! There will be no one who is blind, deaf or lame in heaven (Isaiah 35:5, 6 and Philippians 3:21). Although Jesus builds houses in heaven, the Bible also says that those saved will also build their own houses and inhabit them as well as plant and eat from vineyards (Isaiah 65:21). Most importantly, God will be in heaven and He wants to be your friend. He wants to dwell with you and wipe away all your tears (Revelation 21:1-4).
Jesus went ahead of us to prepare our home in Heaven. We belong to Him, and He will come back for us. Our life, as we now know it, will pass—but believing in Jesus gives us hope for eternity. "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away" (Revelation 21:4). We will be free from pain, worry, and heartache. What a perfect home Heaven will be where we will meet our lost loved ones.
REFLECT & PRAY
Holy Spirit, help us set our eyes and hearts on our final home with Him in Heaven. Thank You Jesus for Your great love.