Obstacles for us to navigate
My bride and I moved to Denton this past August. I generally enjoy moving to new places. I look forward to the adventure of meeting people and building new friendships. What I do not look forward to is moving all the stuff. Moving belongings from an old home to a new home can be an overwhelming and exhausting process.
There were other obstacles for us to navigate as well. For example, not long after moving, we realized that we weren’t the only ones living in our new home. A colony of bats, some mice, a lot of hornets, and at least one squirrel were all living there too.
When I took time recently to rest and reflect upon my life over the past few weeks, I realized just how much this move has underscored in my body and spirit the longing I have for Heaven. I was reminded of Jesus’ words to us in the gospel according to John 14:2-3. “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 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.” (NASB)
I firmly believe the move to Heaven will be so much easier than any move we have ever experienced. There will be no trucks and no boxes. There will be no traffic and no heavy lifting. Neither bats nor squirrels will invade our eternal homes. What an unimaginable and incomprehensible blessing it is that Jesus has already carried the load for us. He goes and prepares rooms for us that are not only pest free, but perfect in every way. I can’t wait.