Thursday, October 2, 2008


The contractor has been working hard to prepare our building for the 50th Anniversary celebration on November 2nd. And we’ve been making a lot of preparations too. But as much as we are excited about our upcoming return to the sanctuary, we should all have our hearts and minds set (Col. 3:1-4) on a place that is "very much better" (Phil. 1:23). Jesus said, "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 14:3).

We are not given a complete description of our future dwelling place, "but just as it is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him." (1 Cor. 2:9). According to His great wisdom and power God has prepared a perfect dwelling place for each one of us, "eternal in the heavens" (2 Cor. 5:1).

Everything will be perfectly in its place in the place God has prepared. The preparations will be complete--nothing will be left unfinished. What He has prepared will never be undone by rot, or mold, or powerful winds. The glory of our Lord Jesus Christ will permeate heaven. One day, when we see Him, we will marvel at Him (2 Thess. 1:10) and at all He has prepared for us. Now that’s something to truly be excited about!

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