For some, snails are a delicacy. When I see a snail in my garden, I do not think of eating it. I am annoyed at all it eats. They are disgusting creatures who I suppose have their place in the food chain. But one advantage snails have is they never have to move! They carry their house on their back. No change of residence, no packing boxes and no moving van.
I am feeling very nostalgic about the home in which we currently live but are soon to leave. As I go through every cupboard and closet, I come across items that bring to mind precious memories of our eight years here. Our time in this home of over one hundred years has been unique. Will I ever again have a home that creaks as much, sleeps as many or has as many stairs?
Our verse for today talks about a future home that awaits those who belong to the Lord. Jesus told His disciples that during their coming separation, He would be preparing a place for them. As Jesus prepares a place for me, I wonder what it will be like. For one, it will be eternal. There will be no need to move. When I enter this dwelling place prepared especially for me, I imagine breathing a deep sigh of relief and contentment. It will immediately feel like home because I will be with its Builder! No earthly house can ever compare to that sense of coming home. It will be so perfect. It will feel so right.
Thank you Lord, that my future “dwelling place” will be my true home!