Scripture Reading: John 14:1–4
Key Verse: John 14:2
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.
Jesus came to earth with the view of offering you salvation. He wanted you to have a restored relationship with the Father, a relationship that was so close, so intimate, that you would have your special place in the Father’s house (John 14:1–4). In John 14:2, Jesus said, “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.”
Christmas is the holiday that we celebrate God coming to make His home with us for a season, so that He could make our eternal home with Him in heaven. Charles Wesley describes the relationship Jesus came to establish:
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”
Christ’s birth was God’s reaching out to you. Celebrate the season. Rejoice in the knowledge that God loves you so much that He left all the glories of heaven in order to build a loving relationship with you. Christmas means you have a home in heaven waiting for you. That should make more than the angels sing!
Lord, I am so grateful that through the death of Your Son, Jesus, my relationship is restored with You and I have a home in heaven waiting for me.