It’s been about a month since we moved from our old house next door to the church to one a few blocks away. After an initial crazy period of trying to get everything set up, hosting a baptism party, fixing some outstanding maintenance issues and other odd jobs, we’re finally settled. Moving into a new house can be a lot of fun, especially after it moves from being a house to a home.
Our kids especially love the new place. There’s something about it being new and different that just excites them. In the first few days, they delighted in playing hide and seek as there were all kinds of new exciting places to hide. They’d run and hide, giggle with glee when they found each other, and hide again to repeat the process.
Moving can certainly be fun, but it can also be scary—especially when you don’t know where you’re going to live, or what the area might be like. Consider your final move? Eventually, you will die, but what next? What will heaven be like? Jesus describes it as a huge mansion, full of rooms being made ready for us:
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? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:2-3
But that’s not all! In Revelation 22, we hear all kinds of amazing sights and things that will be in heaven. There’s the “river of the water of life, bright as crystal.” There’s the tree of life with twelve different kinds of fruit. Nothing is accursed or dying. Everything and everyone is healthy and whole.
What will heaven be like? It will be perfect and holy. It will be glorious and majestic. It will be filled with wonder. But most importantly, it will be home.
This week, explore what life will be like in your new home—the one Jesus is preparing for you even now.