“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.” – John 14:1-4
In the morning, before I get in my car to head off to work, I like to take what I call a “Prayer Walk”. I love doing this. It’s early enough that it seems that my whole street is still asleep. It feels like it’s just God and I on that walk.
A few mornings ago, I headed out the front door to do this routine. I hardly got out the front door when I looked up at the sky and saw so many stars. Every star seemed brighter than I had ever remembered seeing. I didn’t continue on my walk. I stood there, frozen, one step below my front porch. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the sky. My “Prayer Walk” quickly became a praise session with me standing there.
God placed every star exactly where it needed to be. He set the moon to hover above Earth each night and the sun to greet us in the morning. Every one of these has a specific place- a home. The same is true for us. God directs our paths and sets us into places where we can do His will while we are here. Then, when He is ready, He calls us home, to another place for us. Jesus has gone before us and prepared this very place for you and I.
Lord, You set everything in its place for Your purpose. I pray that You will continue to guide me and direct my path until I am called home. Thank You for the place that Jesus has prepared for me. Until I get there, please help me lead others to that same place. Amen.