Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WFW: Home



"In my Father's house are many rooms;
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I am going there to
prepare a place for you." John 14:2


Monday morning I woke up very early because I knew that hubs and Big Guy were on their way home. I had so much that I wanted to do before they arrived. After a long exhausting weekend, I wanted them to come home to fresh clean sheets on their beds so that was the first order of business. I started cooking some of their favorite foods because I knew that they would be hungry when they walked in the door. The next order of business was to wash their favorite comfy clothes and then get towels washed and in the dryer so that they would be ready to warm while they were in the shower.

After running around and preparing for them to come home, I called to see how long it would be before they arrived. I couldn't wait because I was just so excited to see them.

It started me to thinking about my Heavenly Father. He says that He has gone to prepare a place for me. That is hard for me to imagine. As much as I love my boys and love putting effort into welcoming them home, I know that my Heavenly Father loves me so much more. Him preparing a place for me? Look around at earth? Do you see what He prepared for us here when He created earth for us to live? His love. His imagination. His creativity. I can't imagine being welcomed into heaven.

I don't know about you, but the best welcome I can imagine is a great big hug from my Daddy! After that, I would be happy to sleep on the floor at His feet for eternity.

24 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

WOW! you sure have a way of putting things into perspective! i almost cried thinking of how He is preparing for me :)

Lil This Lil That said...

I just want to jump in that bed and snuggle. It looks so inviting. Thanks for your words. So true and so passionate. Thanks!

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome post, Deanna! I long for that day and am eager to see all that He has prepared for us. I loved how you tied it in with waiting on your guys to come home and preparing for their return. We should be getting our house and hearts in order for His return, shouldn't we? Great reminder! I love the picture you posted for the Scripture. It looks so warm and snuggly on this cold cold morning (here in MS). Happy WFW!

K Storm said...

This is great! Thanks for the reminder.

Alice said...

that's awesome....

ellen b said...

Ahh, this is one of my favorite verses. What a great illustration of it you experienced!! Blessings.

From the Doghouse said...

And that house will be neat, clean and organized!

LauraLee Shaw said...

This is so wonderful, and I am filled with expectation to see what the Lord has fixed up for us! Thank you!

HEATHER said...

Lady, you are such a blessing to me! Beautiful post!

Joan said...

We can only imagine, can't we?
Thanks for the image and the verse.
Blessings

Kristi said...

Someday...what a day that will be! Blessings to you!

hip chick said...

What a great post. That really was a great metaphor. And, the bed! Wow!

crittyjoy said...

Beautiful! I cannot think of a better photo to go with that verse because that bedroom looks heavenly :)

Blessings to you today.

Supermom said...

You are an awesome wife, mother and person!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well spoken. Thanks for keeping our minds focused on Christ and our Heavenly Father.

Felicity said...

I would just love to spend 24 hours in your world Deanna. The amount of love that is there is just beautiful.

xoxo

Patty Wysong said...

Wow! It will be so wonderful to be HOME!! I love how you tied this in with your homecoming preparations. Super!

Denise said...

So lovely.

Shelby said...

First of all -- I love that room in the pic -- GORGEOUS!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching how excited you were getting about your guys coming home. You could almost FEEL it on Twitter.

Your comparison to what the welcome to our heavenly home is going to e like is amazing.

I can't wait either!

Beth in NC said...

That was an awesome picture to use with that scripture! I should be preparing for my "Boaz" to come home myself ... oh dear.

I am excited that Jesus is preparing a place for us!

Bless you!
Beth

Tammy said...

Wow - love it! Great photo & a wonderful thought...

Tricia said...

I just love that! And what blessing I bet you are to your husband and boys, I bet they love coming home to you!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my place today!

Blessings!

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this one! I never thought of my heavenly home as so cozy before. You truly spoke to my heart this morning! Happy belated WFW ;)

Amydeanne said...

I'm with Lil, that looks so inviting! A fantastic post!