I have a tendency to be a hermit. I don’t like hanging out with people too often and rarely like house guest. I have always said fish and house guest have one thing in common…….. They both stink after 3 days. Now recently I had a friend mention that they want to come visit me. I felt in my hear opening my home to her was the right thing to do. I even got excited! This led to my internal struggle. I want my friend here but I have a problem. First off let me tell you something about me. I am a messy and I live in C.H.A.O.S. Your probably saying to your self what is a messy and what does she mean by chaos. A messy is someone who is marked by confusion, disorder, or is untidy. C.H.A.O.S. is Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome. I try fighting my chaos but I always end up back at square one. So I never like to hear someone is coming to visit. Well a friend asked to come that she was in need so I said come on. Now I had a bit of time before she was to arrive. So I start cleaning the whole house. Then I realized my guest room is in NO WAY up to standard. So I decide it was time to redecorate. I find some paint I have on hand and mix the colors till I find what I want. Then I go hunting for decorations at add to the walls and side tables. I clean out the drawers and closet to make sure she has room for her belongings. I get this room completely done and then I get the call. She isn’t coming. Disappointment sets in and I am super bummed. All my hard work was for nothing.
This got me to thinking how does Jesus feel when we tell him we are coming , he prepares our place then we tell him (by our actions of sinning or turning away from him) we are not coming after all. He wants us there, he is sad we are not on our way, and her has done all the hard work to get ready for us.
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 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. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Well I have cleaned up my house, redecorated my guest room, got excited to see my guest and no guest. Well I have decided to wait like Jesus because even though she can’t come now if I am patient, keep loving her and forgive her perhaps she will come stay in the room that I have prepared.