Move-In Day (John 14:2)

“Do you need some help?”


The eager young man wore a bright t-shirt emblazoned with the words, Move-In Day. We were immediately surrounded by dozens of similarly garbed students, all pushing large transport bins, designed to carry the endless number of boxes, suitcases, and clothes that were arriving by the carload. Above the din of the traffic, strains of the latest hip-hop chart-toppers were played by a D.J. Canopies covering food, cold drinks and college swag were positioned at every corner. What a production! Everywhere I turned, all activity was focused upon welcoming the new students and this college definitely knew how to make it a memorable and pleasant experience. What could have been a daunting challenge became yet another reason that I was grateful for my daughter attending this college. Hours of planning were on glorious display for this successful college move-in day to come to fruition. It was definitely worth it! 


What about move-in day for eternity? What kind of preparations are taking place? What kind of welcome awaits the Christian believer in Heaven? 


In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

John 14:2 (ESV)


Jesus Christ has already promised every believer a move-in day that will exceed our wildest expectations. A heavenly mansion awaits us. Fears? Concerns? There will be more tears, pain, or sadness, only overflowing joy and happiness. What kind of planning and preparation is needed to make this a reality?


Jesus Christ has conquered sin and death so that all who confess their sins and place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior will be saved. Jesus has completed all the preparations for all of us. All we need to know is accept His offer! It will be definitely worth it!


I can’t wait!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


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