John 14:2-4 (ESV)
2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
Many years ago a young Dutchman saved and scrimped his money to buy a boat ticket to immigrate to Canada. All his life he had dreamed of going to North America, the Promised Land, to have freedom and to purchase land to start a farm. He didn't know much about traveling and he was a bit concerned about what he would eat going across the large span of water, the Atlantic Ocean. He decided to buy a BIG bag of crackers with plenty of peanut butter.
He boarded the ship and when it came time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, he would sit in his little corner by himself and would eat his crackers with peanut butter. This went on day after day as the passenger ship crossed the ocean. Finally, the last day came and as he was eating his crackers with peanut butter, while all the other people ate their grand dinner, a man noticed him sitting there in his corner.
"What are you doing here, friend, eating crackers and peanut butter?" He asked.
The young Dutchman replied, "Don't embarrass me; I had only enough money to buy the boat ticket, so I'm eating crackers and peanut butter during the crossing. However, I'm glad we are arriving tomorrow morning in Canada."
The man said, "Didn't you know when you bought your ticket that all the meals were included in the price? You ate crackers with peanut butter, whereas all the while a banquet-table was available to you?"
We are on the ship SALVATION and the Captain is Jesus Christ our Savior and we are on our way to Heaven! Sometimes we do not know what is available for us when we received our ticket of Salvation! All those years there was a banquet-table waiting for us, yet all we eat are crackers with peanut butter!
Will You continue to eat Peanut butter and crackers?
Dear Lord, thank You for all You have for each of us. Help us to not just sit back and each peanut butter and crackers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen