Since we moved into our new home E has had some trouble sleeping in her own room. We used to be right across the hall from E, but now we are downstairs and she, is upstairs. She doesn’t understand why we have to be away from her, and I hate being separated from her.
For the time being E is all by herself at bedtime, but she is a brave little girl. Fear does not steer my daughter. Loneliness does.
E and I, we were cut from the same cloth. Maybe that’s why when she toddles into our room sometime around 3 a.m. I am more sympathetic then Daddy. Beside our bed I have made a little pallet with our down comforter and a pillow. If E is having a bad night she knows she can come into our room, and there is a place prepared for her.
There is a verse in John where Christ is trying to explain to His disciples what He is doing and why He is going away. He tells them “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (14:3)
Jesus knew that without him as close as he always had been the disciples were going to get lonely. He knew that they would ask questions about where there teacher had gone, and they would wonder why they couldn’t go, too. Jesus, knowing all that was on their hearts, kindly explained things to them.
He has simply gone ahead, to prepare a place, and he’s just waiting for the day He can come get us.
You see, those of us who believe in Christ, we were cut from the same cloth. He loves us as much as we love Him. And one day, when we get to walk into our Daddy’s room, we will be welcomed, and we will find a place prepared for us.