Have you had to go house hunting lately? What an experience! You can either laugh or cry…so we did laugh, or else as one famous man said “if we didn’t laugh, we would cry.”
Our hunt also brought to mind the little chorus we sang growing up in Sabbath School:
My home’s in heaven, just waiting for me,
And when I get there, how happy I’ll be,
My home’s in heaven, the rent is free,
For Jesus paid it, on Calvary.
The stories we could write about our house hunt are amazing; not to mention what is called “keeping up with the market” could be translated “greed.” And how about our poor little kitty! We also have to pay a monthly fee for her, even though a large deposit is also required. My husband, using his humor said “so which day of the week will you come and clean the litter bin? Poor lady, she just looked at him and said “huh?” He added “well we are paying rent for her right?.” To add to her confusion he then added “we have a baby, what is the rental fee for her?” Poor lady again!
So yes, a fee here, a fee there…and running around the past two weeks, seeking, searching and then hurrah, finding; sounds like what God said would happen when we search for Him! We are physically exhausted, but in two weeks God willing when we move to our beautiful new place, we know that all we need to say is: Dear God, please revive us again!
This earthly home isn’t free, like our heavenly home will be, but one day, just as He promised there will be a free home. Read with me Isaiah 65:21-22 “And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.” KJV.
Will we laugh, or cry when we inherit our heavenly home? Jumping for joy could cause both! Praise the Lord! And if you are also searching… just believe that you will find!