“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”
What an odd thing to say! If the house was not there, I would not have told you about it. What Jesus says here affirms the reality of the Father’s house- He speaks of it as a real place, not a metaphor.
You know the dreams you have that one day you’ll own a home like the ones you read about in magazines or see on TV? This is the sort of desire He is talking about. It is the stuff of dreams. There are roads here in town that you can drive down and just be amazed at the beauty and architecture. The pure wealth of many mansions are all around us but do not lust after them. It is tempting.
In my Father’s house are many such kinds of places, and it is wonderful that our Father promises these things. We can have a simple joy that those desires in us for a beautiful place to live are understood well by our Father. He knows, and He tenderly promises a home for each of us. So do not be deceived. These earthly mansions only get termites anyway, and we couldn’t even afford to pay the taxes or utilities. My mansion in glory is paid for, and I don’t believe it has any pest problems at all! Therefore, I will not be troubled. I will trust in Him!