“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:3
Our bridegroom has prepared a home for us to enjoy together forever!
The engagement relationship is a very exciting aspect of marriage. The couple has become convinced in the prospect of spending the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. Having mutually expressed that commitment through the proposal, they now begin to practically prepare for the life of bliss that they have envisioned!
Like a responsible groom, Jesus committed Himself to His followers and began to prepare for an eternity together. Through His death and resurrection, He built an eternal home wherein He and His “bride” would dwell. While we wait for His return to take us home, we believers are called to prepare for eternity by laying up treasures in heaven. We invest in heaven by growing in our relationship with Him, serving in His mission of pointing people to Him, and loving people as He loves us.
Have you ever responded to His proposal? If you have never given your answer, do it now! As you celebrate the preparation Jesus has done, live like a faithful fiancée who knows that the best is yet to come!
Jesus, what an honor to have been invited to spend eternity with You! Keep me from setting my affections on this world, and remind me today of our “wedding day” that will unite us face to face! Amen.
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