What is your dream house?
A Penthouse apartment?
A mansion on the hill?
A fishing cabin by a lake?
Or maybe a tiny house?
Think about it we have so many wonderful places we “could” live. Right?
A farm house close to family.
Or a house in a neighborhood with friends close by.
Even a house that looks like it’s falling apart at the seams.
We call all of them home.
What about those who don’t have a choice? Poverty stricken people who are crowded into small areas with many others in the same circumstances. Choice they’ve made? Probably not or is it all they’ve ever known.
In this holiday day season, we focus on a tiny baby who could have come down to a Kings castle with all the perks that come with it. Being waited on hand & foot, wanting nothing. However, this little one, the one we call Lord of Lords & King of Kings chose to come into the muck and guck of a sty made for animals. A stable, a manger.
“She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”
Jesus knew when & where, He would come to save us. As it says in Genesis 1:26:
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.””
Their image. Jesus was with God from the very beginning.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”
I always feel, at this time of year, when we celebrate the birth of this tiny little tot, we need to look at His death. When Jesus said to His Father, “Send Me,” knowing what the outcome of His human form would be. The pain & agony that He went through. All got us.
Why? He didn’t want heaven without us. He wants us to live with Him there.
John 14:2 tells us,
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
So that dream house? What does it really look like?
My fishing cabin or that penthouse in highest skyscraper...Might be nice to have but in the end it really doesn’t hold a candle to our “Real Dream House”.
Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our One & Only Savior, we have a dream home better than anything we could ever imagine...
It’s the home that was given to us by small baby that we celebrate this Christmas season.