Featured in the April, 2009 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News
There are a few people in our country who want free housing. They want a roof without responsibility and a place to live without payments to make. They want others to provide the money, so that they can have free housing.
However, most of the 92% of mortgage payers are not eager to pay someone else’s mortgage. In fact, most people who have mortgages are unable, to also pay someone else’s. Furthermore, when this is done by our government, there are the “handling charges” which only increase the amount needed to provide this free housing.
Temporary housing costs money. It is an amazing fact that eternal housing is free!
It was Jesus who said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you” (John 14:1-2).
Jesus told us how we can get to the “Father’s house”. He said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). It is only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that one is admitted to the Father’s house that Jesus is preparing.
You would think that a heavenly, eternal house would cost more than a temporary, earthly house. And it does, in fact so much more that no one of us is capable of paying for it. However, it is already paid for “with the precious blood of Christ” (I Peter 1:19).
So it is true that this eternal home can’t be purchased “with perishable things, such as silver or gold” (I Peter 1:18). This is why Jesus Christ came to earth to suffer and die on Calvary that with His bloody death He could save you and provide this eternal home. It is His nailed-pierced hand on the doorknob that opens this everlasting dwelling to all who will savingly believe on Him.