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

Jesus longs to have us with him…forever. He prepares a place for us in our eternal home.

How unlike him we are. When Mary and Joseph looked earnestly for a place for the birth of Jesus, there was no room found OR “prepared” for him. No one was willing to look to the interests of a pregnant woman and her soon-to-be-born child…so Jesus’ birth was relegated to the leftovers…to the place only animals lived.

What an incredible contrast!

Jesus prepares us a place in Heavenly glory!

I wonder how like those people at the time of Jesus’ birth I am today….those people who shoved Jesus aside, who gave him the leftovers, who wouldn’t say “no” to self to say “yes” to the King.

Where does this tendency show up in my life?

Just who do I think I am??? And Who do I think Jesus is?

He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things were created by him and for him.
He is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
~ Colossians 1:15-17

What does this have to do with my quest to be whole? Everything. There is peace deep in my soul when I submit to authority that is God-ordained. Jesus’ authority in my life is definitely God-ordained. When I say “Yes” to the Lord and “No” to my flesh, it may be hard, but there is peace that surpasses all understanding. He IS King. Will I live as if He is?