The Home He’s Prepared

Jesus has made a home for all of us in Heaven, but could we bring that home to earth?

Love is something we all struggle with at times. We have all come across those people that grind our teeth, get us riled up, make us want to punch a wall, etc. Sometimes it’s so easy to reject those that irritate us and shove them to the side, hoping they’d just go away because they make us so angry our knuckles have turned red from smashing that aforementioned wall. But what if I said Jesus has made a home for those very people? Would they deserve to reach that home?

As a writer, it’s sometimes necessary to explore worldviews other than your own. If I want to create a character who holds a different view than I do, I need to study that view, see how they see things. In the case of a post-apocalyptic novel I’m currently working on, that worldview is Atheism. There has been interesting points, some that would make a great story-line in themselves. They ask, “Give me proof that God exists, then I’ll believe.” I think, “This is cool, I’ve got a lot of stuff for this character,” but then I come across this guy whose entire mission seems to be aimed at sucking the life out of every believer who stumbles upon him. He points out reasons God is this psychopath (one in the comments for instance included God’s “acceptance” of slavery as proof that man made God) and rejects love, grace, and sin completely. By this time, I was beginning to feel frustrated. “How could you not understand who God is?” I yelled at my computer screen, not believing what I was hearing and reading. The way he spoke, the way he presented himself, the way he mocked the faith and those in it, I was steaming. And then I opened the video where he listed all the good stuff that awaited for him in Hell (the classics such as, “My friends will be there, we’ll get free rock and metal concerts, and we’ll be able to make fun of all the Christians who thought they were going somewhere else,” the list goes on), and I nearly threw my laptop across the room!

But the truth I needed to realize is that he’s on the same journey we all are. We’re all looking for that home this world can’t provide on its own.

Home is the place every person longs for. The place where we’re loved no matter who we are or what we do. The place where we’re accepted no matter where we’re from. The place we can feel at peace in. The place where we belong. It’s a long journey, but there are those who sadly never make it, forever closing their mind to the idea that there is a home apart from Earth.

The Lord loves all, no matter what belief or religion. That’s a truth that will never change. He’s opened the doors to the home we’ve all dreamed of, but never reached. As Christians its easy to look to Heaven as the place where we belong and simply point it out to those who aren’t reaching for it. But to reach Heaven, one first has to know it’s the home they’ve been longing for. That assurance can’t be found through words alone, but through actions and evidence. It’s the very thing Atheist’s themselves are always asking for. We’ve found that home in Christ, so could it be possible to bring a glimpse of that home here and show it to those who need it the most? If so, then maybe through that love, Christ can begin to prepare their hearts for the home they’ve been searching for.

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7 thoughts on “The Home He’s Prepared

    1. Because that is what we Christians call faith, believing in something when no one else does. I see your point in how we deem something very unlikely worthy. But Jesus even deemed lower human beings more worthy than you and I. Faith is the reason we believe things, the same reason you believe against it. Blessings.

      1. Sorry, but I don’t believe against it for the same reason you believe it. I choose not to believe because it seems more likely that it didn’t happen, it doesn’t require faith in the slightest to decide on that, just evidence.
        And you mention Jesus, but I am still confused as to why I should believe the stories?
        Thanks for commenting.

        1. Understand mate, but same thing the other way again I guess. To me it seems more likely to have happened than to not have, for those “stories” that you talk about are not stories they have meaning that speak louder than just and novel or book of stories. Blessings.

        2. But so many people are equally moved by a different piece of literature, fiction and non fiction. Religion and non religious. Movies and music also. I believe you can be moved by a lot of things, I don’t believe there has to be a deity behind it.

  1. Jesus used parables all the time in His teaching. They’re not simply stories, but fictional examples of real life. Any story that tells of a deeper truth, (e.i. the theme and morals it’s teaching) should be deemed worthy, at least that’s how I see it. To me, it’s also worthy because Jesus Himself spoke it. I believe the Gospel to be the true Word of God.

    The Bible speaks of Heaven in Revelation 7:9-17, “9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” 13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes–who are they, and where did they come from?” 14 I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

    I agree Heavensound! What a great way to put it.

  2. Religionerased, evidence, apart from the creation we’re living in, is something I unfortunately can’t provide through the internet or on a blog. But what I can hopefully encourage through comments and this blog is love and hope. As for believing the stories, well, why not? We live in a broken world. A world of war, pain, poverty, disease, murder. Why not put faith in something that gives hope? In something that promises a home? It may not have physical evidence to back it up, but if it did, it wouldn’t be hope, and hope is something we all crave, we’re all searching for.
    Thanks for commenting mate 🙂

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