Save Me a Place

Have you ever planned to be somewhere but knew you couldn’t be there on time?  Perhaps you called and told the rest of your family to go on without you; you would meet them later.  Before you hung up the phone you reminded them, “Save me a place!”

Jesus told his disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.   I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 (King James Version)

Although Jesus has “gone on without us,” those who are Christians hope to be with him there later.  It’s comforting to know that he is “saving a place for us.” Today, I can look forward to the place Jesus has prepared for me.