It all starts with Jesus Christ. He is the Person of Hope that will never let us down.
There is also a Plan of Hope which is the fact the Jesus is Coming. He will come back for us!
But right now…Jesus is Constructing. He is in heaven right now, the Place of Hope!
John 14:1-6 is a passage that is filled with hope. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Next week, I am going to look at heaven more closely. For today, let’s agree that heaven is real.
This picture may or may not represent heaven but it helps us to know that God has a fantastic place in store for us.
BUT WAIT, THERE IS A CATCH…
There is sin in this world and in our hearts.
That sin must be accounted for before a person can go to heaven.
Jesus died on the cross. That death is sufficient to pay for the sin. The penalty is paid.
Our part is simple. We must accept this gift from God by faith. See John 3:16.
Now a person can walk through this life with Jesus.
There is now a Place of Hope.
So for this week, dwell on heaven. Think about spending eternity in heaven with your Creator. That should put a smile on your face. =-)