This week Melissa and I have been packing up all our earthly possessions to move into a house. Since we have moved here, we have lived in a little one bedroom apartment which we had exactly one day to find when we accepted the work. It has been a very nice experience to have lived in such a small space, but now that Madeline is here we are blessed to have a place with more space. So much is changing in our daily routine that I can’t help but reflect about our life. God has brought us this far by His grace, and blessed us beyond measure. Our physical dwelling means very little compared to His eternal home prepared for all of us.
John 14:2-3, “In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 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.”
In light of this train of thought, King David has some words that seem pertinent. “…Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name. But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You. For we are aliens and pilgrims before You, As were all our fathers; Our days on earth are as a shadow, And without hope.” (1 Chr 29:10-15).
What a wonderful thing to be so blessed by our loving Father. He cares for and provides for all our needs. Praise be to Him for His great love.