My family has just moved to a newÂ home. We loved our old home but weÂ found it was no longer suitable forÂ our growing family. With prayer andÂ caution we searched until we foundÂ a house that met our needs. OnceÂ we bought it, we had to work hard toÂ clean it, ready for occupancy. ThenÂ came a long day of moving all ourÂ belongings. I really did not realize howÂ much â€˜stuff â€™ we had accumulated inÂ fifteen years.
Now that we are living in our newÂ home, we have discovered some littleÂ flaws that were not obvious when weÂ looked around prior to purchasing it.Â There are missing vent covers, missingÂ ceiling tiles, and missing windowÂ cranks. We have discovered that youÂ cannot run water anywhere else inÂ the house if someone is in the shower.Â We love our new home but it is notÂ perfect.
My Grandad is also going to a newÂ home. He is in the hospital, terminallyÂ ill with cancer. He is looking forwardÂ with anticipation and assurance toÂ his new home in Heaven. He knowsÂ that his new home is perfect. ThereÂ are no flaws there. As a young man,Â my Grandad heard the Gospel andÂ responded to its message. He confessedÂ his sin and asked for forgiveness andÂ help to live his Christian life. HisÂ burden of sin was lifted. He was made ma new person in Christ Jesus. GrandadÂ can sing,
Wonderful Saviour, wonderful friend,
Wonderful love that never shall end;
Wonderful place, Heâ€™s gone to prepare;
Wonder of wonders, I shall be there.
The place that the Lord Jesus hasÂ prepared for my Grandad is perfectÂ with nothing missing, nothing wrong.Â Grandad will not have to clean it orÂ move years of accumulated itemsÂ into it. It is ready, just for him. JesusÂ said, â€œIn my Fatherâ€™s house are manyÂ mansionsâ€¦ I go to prepare a placeÂ for youâ€ (John 14:2). In spite of hisÂ circumstances just now, my GrandadÂ can have joy as he focuses on theÂ splendor of God instead of on his own suffering. 1 Corinthians 2:9 tells us,Â â€œâ€¦ Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,Â neither have entered into the heart ofÂ man, the things which God hath preparedÂ for them that love Him.â€
Do you know where you are goingÂ after you die? You, too, can be assuredÂ of a place in Heaven if you trust theÂ Lord Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
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