John 14:2-3 (NIV)
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
In our back yard we have two bunny hutches. As I went out this morning to check on our bunny family I noticed something. We have two hutches, one houses the males and one houses the females. Presently we have 1 male and his hutch has lots of room. The other hutch has our females and it is full, a “Full house”.
Some restaurants also experience a full house, especially on weekends. “Sorry,” they will say, “reservations are full.” This can be a discouraging situation, especially if you are planning a celebration. Football stadiums, Baseball stadiums, basketball arenas, Hockey arenas and Soccer stadiums may have a full house for game days, though it is referred to as a sellout crowd. Being turned away at the gate can be a disappointing situation.
Now to the point that came to my mind as I checked on the bunnies this morning. There is a house which is never full, for there is room for all in this particular one. Jesus said, “There are many rooms in my father’s home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly.” (John 14:2) What a promise! There will always be room for you and me or all of God’s children in His house. No short supply of places to abide, and it is for eternity. That is the great news, and I am thankful for it!
Let’s spread the news!
Dear Lord, we thank You for preparing a place for us. As exciting as that is for each of us help us take the opportunities that we have to share that great news with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.