My Heavenly Home

“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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2-3


In 1964, singer Dionne Warwick recorded a song, “A House Is Not A Home.” The lyrics say that an empty house – no matter how beautiful – is not a home if the one we love isn’t there. Most can relate to that. A house is empty when the one you love leaves or passes away.


This was brought to my mind: we have a ninety-four old lady at our church named Norma. For her ninetieth birthday, she requested the church throw her a birthday party which was done. She spoke of the fact that as a child she always dreamed of owning a doll house. Many of us searched high and low to come up with a three-foot-tall doll house. She is only a little over four-feet tall. Four years later, for the most part, the house remains fairly empty. It was difficult to locate the properly-sized furniture and contents to place in the house. It just isn’t the same as it would be if the contents were there.


Prior to Jesus’ death He told His disciples that He was going away to a place that He would prepare for them. He described it as “His Father’s house.” The good news is that is also prepared for all who accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. This house will not be empty. Much of the information about this place is found in the book of the Revelation.


If you do not go with me to that eternal home, there will be a place prepared for you that will be empty. We can’t take our money, houses, or other possessions with us to Heaven but we can take the souls of our friends, family, and others we cross path with in this world.


Bro. Larry