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Day 26


Homes, whether large or small, are an essential part of life, providing comfort and safety for their occupants. The landscape of England is dotted with large family estates, often inherited by multiple generations. The contents of these grand homes give vivid glimpses into family histories. Over time, many owners of these vast mansions have been forced to sell their properties because of exorbitant maintenance costs.

Children of God have inherited a lavish dwelling place and a permanent inheritance in the person of Jesus Christ. When we trust in Christ as our Savior, we are transferred out of the slum dwelling of self and sin and into the riches of Jesus. The cost of our new home is without money or price. The lease on this house is free throughout eternity for those who will abide in it, humbly communing with its Master.

The residents of this immeasurable estate discover its vastness as they obey the words of the Landlord.  God continues to reveal and share larger rooms, filled with the beauty of His holy character to those who seek His presence continuously, cherishing Christ’s words of love. That selfless love perfumes the air, breathed into each room by the Builder Himself.

Sometimes the way into the upper levels of this house, where the view is brighter and clearer, is through the darkness of a hidden staircase. When the way seems unsure and frightening, our footsteps climb higher, secured by the Holy Spirit’s love and power. As the storms and troubles of life bear down upon us, we are safe and strong, flourishing in the house of our God.

Others will see our deeds and joy in our Master, causing them to relinquish their temporary, self- built houses and choose to live with us, in Christ.

Where are you currently living? Come to Jesus and abide permanently in Him.

“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Psalm 23:4