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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, April 23, 2021.
When everything is ready, I will come and get you so that you will always be with me where I am. John 14:3
A Place For You
One of my favorite things to do is to stay in hotels. I miss it so much. There is just something about crisp sheets, basic cable, and room service that makes me absolutely happy. The only thing about hotel life that sometimes disappoints me is when I get to a hotel a little early, and my room is not ready yet. That’s always a bummer. Typically, I have just landed from a flight or finished a long drive, and what I really want to do is hit the showers, grabbed a bite, and get a little rest. But when the room isn’t ready, there is nothing to do but to wait.
I remember one time that I must have looked particularly disappointed because the clerk at the desk made a note of it. I wasn’t upset, just a little downtrodden, but she noticed and made a note of it. I know this because when my room was finally ready, there was a nice basket of fruit, bottled water, and a note from the front desk clerk. The note said, “Mr. Willliams, we are sorry that your room was not prepared when you arrived. We know it is disappointing to not be able to just walk into your room, but we wanted to make sure that it was completely prepared for you and that everything was just right. Thanks for your patience.” I was blown away. They didn’t have to do any of that, but they wanted things to be just right for me.
Friends, when Jesus ascended to heaven, he went ahead to make everything just right for us. As believers, we are assured that when we cross over the Jordan, Jesus will have a place waiting just for us. So take heart, no matter what happens in this life, Jesus has made a place for you on the other side.