We are making preparations for the homecoming of our daughter. We are cleaning, adjusting, and fixing.
I want her to feel safe. I want her to feel welcomed. I want her to feel wanted, significant and loved.
How much more so is our God in heaven preparing a place for us?
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 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? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4 (NIV)
The difference is that our daughter has not chosen us. We must choose the Father in order for us to be with Him. He is only preparing a place for those who know (have faith) in him.
See the rest of John 14 to be blessed by the word of God. (this link will take you to biblegateway.com to John Chapter 14 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014&version=NIV).