It’s been said that owning your own home is the great Australian dream.
After all, people say it feels good to know they’ve got the stability and security of having full control of the roof over their head.
Yet it’s increasingly hard to afford a home, and even when a person does, there’s no guarantee that it will deliver the comfort they crave.
Plus, it doesn’t really matter how much a person owns on Earth if they don’t have Heaven sorted out.
That’s why Jesus’ famous words in John chapter 14 cut across the great Aussie dream. He said:
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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:2-3)
The way we get a guaranteed booking in God’s house is to receive the key from Jesus, at his expense.
After all, Jesus said that he was going to that house in order to come back and take his followers to be with him.
This is the only sure-thing that we can rely upon, especially as we seek security in an ever-changing world.
In Jesus can we find the only, solid foundation for life in this world and the next.
And this will give us much more than the great Australian dream can ever promise.
For, if we don’t trust in Jesus, we won’t have the security, stability and safety of living in God’s heavenly house.
Where’s your home?