A successful executive of a large company had been in the hospital for days. He had waited, wondered, and worried about what the diagnosis of his illness would be. After the tests were completed, the doctor came into his room and told him the results.
Tearfully and in shock, his wife asked, “Is there any hope, doctor?”
“It depends on where your hope is,” said the doctor. “If it is in me, I’m afraid not. But if it is in God, you have all the hope you need.”
Jesus gave Christians a prescription for hope. “Don’t be troubled,” He said. “You trust God, now trust me. There are many rooms in my Father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you.”
Fear has a unique way of bringing life into focus. And there are only a few verses of Scripture that describe eternal life. But these few words are filled with promise and hope. The promise is that Jesus has gone before us to prepare a place for us. Now, the hope that we have is His promise: that He would come again to get us so we may be with Him in Heaven.
We can look forward to eternal life with Him because He has promised it to all who believe in Him as Savior and Lord. Although we may not know all we want to know about eternal life and what heaven is like, we need not fear. His faithfulness, like His love, endures forever!
Prayer: What joy we have, Father, that You - at this very moment - are preparing a home for us in heaven. We have peace knowing that we will be with You forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? John 14:1-2