I'm Here – Where Are You?

Thursday, March 22, 2012
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John 14:1-4 – Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going. (NLT)

We are a one-car family, and so, when I need the use of our car, I have to get my body out of bed early enough to travel with my husband into town and deposit him at his workplace. At the end of the day, I reverse that order and journey to bring him back home again so he can relax and enjoy the comforts of home. Hopefully, it welcomes him with a modicum of order, after I have done necessary housekeeping through the day, thus making it a place for each of us to enjoy at the day's end.

I tend to be very punctual, and so, when my husband is not at the appointed place at the agreed time, I begin to portray my "antsy" disposition. "Okay, I'm here — where are you?" or "Come on, Mister; I've worked hard at home cleaning and preparing supper and I'm tired too. I need to get home" or "I'm here; come and find me, then I can take you home." I agree — it is sadly not the best attitude and certainly not a godly one.

Thankfully, God is infinitely gracious and patient and will wait for us to meet Him, any time and any place. He wants to be welcomed into our day and into our lives. He waits for us to meet Him and allow Him to take us along the path that leads to His heavenly abode — our eternal home — where He has promised that He has already prepared a place for each one of us. All we have to do is meet Him and agree to take that journey with Him, trusting that He holds the promised rest and comfort.

Isaiah 55:6 – Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. (NLT)

Prayer: Father God, help us to look for You, wait for You, and follow You on the journey of life that is Your choice for each one of us. Help us with our attitudes, and grant us grace. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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