This afternoon I go to pick up my two daughters (aged 4 and 8) who have been staying with my parents for a week. While they have been enjoying an action-packed week with Grandma, I have spent days and evenings sanding, painting and varnishing a new bedroom for them. It has been a labour of love for my kids.
All up I have probably spent around 100 hours on this project, prior to that the builders took a month and $25,000 to build the new room, which had been planned for over a year.
Jesus is a builder and he too has a project on the go (John 14:2). Being God his house is a bit bigger than mine, it was planned for much longer (Ephesians 1:3-4) and the cost has been horrific (Colossians 2:14). God’s motivation has also been love for His children (1 John 3:1).
I miss my girls and really want them home again, but at least I know they are with people who also love them and are trustworthy. Jesus has left us in capable hands too (John 16:7), with the assurance that he is coming to get us when the time is right (John 14:3).
Your heavenly Father loves you and is wanting to give you the kingdom (John 16:27, Luke 12:32).