Just think, a part of the reason Jesus died, buried, and rose again, was to prepare this place for us. Jesus tells the disciples in John 14:2 that He was going to prepare a place for them, and in saying this He was giving us an understanding of His sacrifice also. We forget that all that God has done through the redemptive History of mankind is to prepare a place where we would find peace and rest, and be able to fellowship eternally without sin! This is not a place for us to see (like a vacation) it is a place for us to enjoy and use. God has always prepared a place for his people:1. For Adam, He prepared a garden (Genesis 2)2. For Abraham, He prepared a country (Genesis 12) 3. For Israel, He prepared a land (Deuteronomy 29:10-15)4. For His people, He has prepared a home (John 14:2-3)
Jesus shed His blood in preparation for the comfort that He will provide to those who will trust that sacrifice for their salvation. Consider, today, the privilege that you have in knowing that Jesus is preparing a dwelling place to provide you rest and joy for all eternity.