Text: Psalm 132 | Listen to Message
In his book Rediscovering Jesus, British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, “The only ultimate disaster that can befall us, I have come to realize, is to feel ourselves to be at home here on earth.” These sobering words remind us that we are never more than mere aliens or strangers here. However, if we are only aliens and strangers here, it follows that there is a place in which we are not aliens and strangers – a place that we can truly call home.
John 14:1-4 affirms that Jesus has built our lasting home through His preparations. Through His life, love, and sacrifice, Jesus has prepared a place for us and continues to prepare us for this place.
Having prepared the place, Jesus has blessed our lasting home with His presence. This means that His abiding peace, His provision, His unabashed holiness, and His triumphant glory fill our eternal homes, just as they are intended to fill our lives here and now.
Finally, Jesus becomes our lasting home through His preeminence. It was not enough that we dwell with Jesus. Instead, God designed for us to dwell in Jesus and for Jesus to dwell within us. In the truest sense, Jesus is our home.
Given these amazing truths, it is no surprise that we often feel out of place in this world. However, this is not an excuse to disengage. Instead, we are called to reflect the values of our eternal home, even while we reside in these earthly tents.