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17th March 2024


The Eternal Home



. . . Reserved in Heaven for you.  

 

1 Peter 1:4


When the Lord Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions” (John 14:2), we find a very interesting meaning for the word mansion. The Greek word used does not mean an imposing house but a “resting place”, or “abiding places.”


During Christ’s ministry on earth, He had no home. He once said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head” (Matthew 8:20). His home in Heaven is not temporary, but permanent, and so will our heavenly home be permanent.


The early disciples knew little of home life, for they walked with Jesus for three years. They suffered in many ways, and Jesus knew it—for He suffered more severely than any of His followers. It was as if the Lord had said to them: “We have no lasting home here on earth, but my Father’s house is a home where we will be together for all eternity.”


Amid all the changes which sooner or later will come to break up the earthly home, we have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever. The Apostle Paul wrote about being with the Lord forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17). Our permanent home is not here on earth. Our permanent home is Heaven.

Bible Reading

John 14:1-3.


Prayer

I am grateful, Father God, that You have reserved for me an eternal home with You. A home that is prepared by the Lord Jesus Himself, and in whose name I pray. Amen.






















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