Doesn’t it seem like we’re always preparing for something?

The other day my husband packed up and stored all the deck furniture in preparation for Seattle’s rainy fall weather. He even mentioned the need to get stocked up on boxes of logs for the fireplace, anticipating our desire for evening fires because of cooler weather setting in.

Soon we’ll be preparing for the holidays. Luscious dinners will be planned and prepared for family and friends. Homes will be decorated and gifts will be in place by Christmas morning.

Yes, it does seem like we’re always preparing for something.

We prepare for the flu season, the new school year, and the arrival of a newborn.

We prepare for vacations, for our children’s college tuition, and hopefully for retirement.

We’re always busy preparing for today, tomorrow, or the future.

Even though most of our preparations are necessary – and often times the rewards are great - don’t you sometimes just want to “be?” And not have to think about what or when you have to get something done?

Take heart.

We’re not the only ones preparing.

"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2 NIV)

At the same time that we’re making all our many preparations, Jesus is also making preparations for us!

He’s not sitting idle, while we hop from one thing to the next like energizer bunnies.

Christ is preparing a place for us. Just for you. Just for me.

That’s not only comforting – that’s exciting!


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