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 to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:2-3
When you hear the word heaven, what comes to mind first? Is it the loved ones who have gone before or perhaps the absence of pain and sorrow? Although these are glorious things to look forward to, let’s remember the Person who made our entrance into heaven possible. The Gospels provide glimpses into the love and welcoming nature of Christ. Each word and action of His flows from love because He is love. If you ever wondered what love sounds like—read the Gospels.
Crowds were drawn to Him. Children were invited close and He compassionately healed the sick. He saw beyond the wealth, poverty, physical appearance, and ailments of people and embraced their faith. The outcast and down-trodden were seen and included. Jesus gave generously of His time and wisdom. Even if we combined all the moments when we felt most loved, they would pale in comparison with Him. We can trust Him completely today and with our future. Let us eagerly anticipate meeting Christ face to face in heaven, the One who gave everything for us: His position, righteousness, body, and blood.
Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you. Elisabeth Elliott