“The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never go out again. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God—the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God—and my new name.”
Our Place and Purpose
Have you ever heard the phrase, “There’s a place for everything and everything in its place”? Was it a phrase your Sunday school teacher would declare to your class at clean-up time in the church nursery? Or did you maybe have a parent repeat it like a mantra on spring cleaning days?
Some of us are naturally tidy. (Or maybe life has conditioned us to become that way!) And to them, this idiom may just make sense. Others of us may happen to be a little more disorganized. Either way, for those of us in Jesus, there’s a place made just for us. And the reason why is so simple: it’s because we were made to dwell with the Father.
Designed for Dwelling
In His letter to the church in Philadelphia in Revelation 3:12, the Lord talks about the place He created for us to dwell: with Him forever in life everlasting. And the great news of the gospel is that this eternal life begins at the profession of faith; it’s not something for us to simply pick up at the end of our time spent on the earth.
Jesus, who is in all things and who created all things, designed us to remain in Him and with Him for all eternity. And what are the requirements to do so? It’s simple: professing your faith in Him as the One who holds it all together.
Your Space Secured
So, here’s the truth: there’s a place for everything, and this truth applies to me and you, too. Regardless of the things we struggle with or that we’re unsure of or find ourselves doubting, God has already created a space for us to abide with Him.
We were made to dwell with the Father in victory through Jesus forevermore. Now, won’t you find your place in His grand creation story?
Think about the place where you feel most safe and secure. What makes you feel this way? How do you feel in the presence of this place? Remember that because of Jesus, we get to experience the peace of His presence. Consider it means to be able to dwell Him for all eternity, beginning right now!