"In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2 NKJV
In the past years when I was working at an electrical distributorship I had the privilege of being inside many glorious homes. Homes one could only dream of. Huge spacious rooms, multiple baths, and a view of the water to die for. Mansions. At least to me. I would often ask myself why some were more fortunate to acquire such wealth and beauty while others just lived pay check to pay check. I would dream of living in a home with such beauty. Oh, the entertaining, the leisure, the comfort. I could almost taste it. But it was a dream that was economically beyond my reach. Unrealistic. So I would put it to bed. Daydream upon occasion, and be done with it for a while.
Then a passage from the Bible, one we read all the time ~ one everybody knows, seemingly took on a new meaning for me one day. A meaning that has allowed me to put away any longing for (which is really envy dressed up) my earthly mansion.
We are told of streets of gold, crystal rivers, jewels everywhere in Heaven. What makes us think our "mansions" are going to be anything but breath taking. Even the smallest of those abodes would probably put the most lavish home on earth, the whole planet, to shame. It would not be able to hold a candle to the beauty of what God has built for us. THAT was my eye opener. Why had I not thought of that before? Silly me.
I kinda kept that little tidbit of self discovery tucked under my turban. Until one day. One day at a social function at a breath taking home with such a view, a friend expressed the same desire of having such a home. How wonderful it was to share with her my new take on that verse. Of how God is going to give us way more than we could ever imagine on this earth. Of course she knew that, but perhaps like me, it settled in what I was saying. It will be mind blowing, if there's such a reaction in Glory! Just mind blowing.
So I shan't fret about my measly little abode here (let us remember, tho, measly to us may be ginormous to someone else). Let us feather it, nest it, love it, and be content. It is, after all, a gift from God and our responsibility to care for it. It will shelter us until it is time to move into our permanent home in Land of Glory.
Just my thought to share for the beginning of this new year.
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