Dream house (1)
What’s your dream house like? How many rooms does it have? Is it contemporary and new, or old, with lots of history? Does it have a garden? It can be fun to imagine our dream house, and maybe some of us will have the chance to live in a house that comes close to it. But when we’re children of God, it doesn’t matter how beautiful our dream house might be; our place in heaven is even better. It can be difficult to grasp just how perfect heaven is, so for the next few days, let’s take a look at some of the things the Bible says about heaven. Jesus said, ‘There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this is it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you’ (John 14:2 NCV). If we were buying a house, one of the first questions we’d ask would be ‘How much does it cost?’ Our place in heaven costs more than we could ever afford, but God already paid the price for us when ‘he gave his one and only Son’ (John 3:16 NIV). We don’t get to heaven because we deserve it, but because Jesus deserves it. We don’t work for God’s kingdom to be saved or to earn His love, we work for His kingdom because we are saved and we already have His love. That’s so ‘God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness towards us’ (Ephesians 2:7 NLT).
Start a collection of photos and images of houses that you’d love to live in, or if you’re feeling creative, draw a plan of your dream house. If you find yourself doubting God’s goodness, look at your collection/drawing, and remember that the things He’s designed for you in heaven are even better.
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