John 14:1-3 ...You trust God, don't you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If that weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I'm on my way to get your room ready, I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. The Message
Would you get on a plane if they made this announcement from the gate?
“You are going to experience a very rough flight today due to weather conditions—but we will guarantee a safe landing.”
I suspect that most people would still climb aboard because the objective of their trip isn’t to have a smooth flight, but rather to land safely at their destination. This is a descriptive metaphor of the Christian life. God doesn’t promise us a calm passage through this earthly life, but He does guarantee us a safe landing. Jesus put it this way: “In the world you WILL have tribulation...”. But He also assured us that He was going ahead of us to heaven to prepare a place for us.
Bumpy flight—safe landing.
Our Savior and Lord had the same experience—the earthly turbulence started at birth with His first crib in a smelly stable. It continued through several attempts on His life, which finally succeeded in one of the most traumatic executions ever devised. Jesus set the example for us of how to endure a turbulent life on this earth, trusting in the safe heavenly landing to come. So fasten your seat belts...it’s gonna get bumpy but heaven awaits!