Searching for a Home

My family and I are in the midst of moving to a new community, and we are searching for a home to rent for a period of time. The search for a good home has been mind-numbing, painstaking, and exhausting, especially for my wife who has done much of the leg-work in this process. Several emails have been sent back and forth, a multitude of phone calls have been made, appointments have been set, and travel to the town to which we will be moving has been undertaken so that each home under consideration can be examined. With this said, we still have not yet found the place we want to call home.

I am thankful that the search for a home in heaven is nothing like my family’s search for a temporary, earthly home. The search for a heavenly home doesn’t involve the sending of emails, the making of phone calls or the setting of appointments. Jesus tells us how our search for a heavenly home is realized. In John (14:1-4) He says, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go and prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

Jesus has gone to prepare the perfect home for all eternity for all who believe in God the Father and believe in Him. And when the right time comes, Jesus will come to retrieve His faithful followers and take them home! No wonder Jesus started His instructions concerning this matter with the words, “Do not let your heart be troubled…” Jesus has taken all the worry out of the search for a home in heaven.

Because Jesus has given us these words of comfort, what we need to do is simply focus on believing in Him and doing everything He commands us to do! If we will do this, our search for a home in heaven will be realized.

Now if you will excuse me, it’s time to send some more emails so that more appointments can be made in my family’s search for a home to rent. Pray for our family. We need it.