It’s the perfect home, just what you’ve been dreaming of: a spacious master bedroom with walk-in closets, a vaulted living room lighted by floor-to-ceiling windows, and a kitchen a master chef would envy—all situated on an acre of lakefront property. Incredibly, it is offered to you at a bargain price.
The only thing is that you have to purchase it sight unseen. There are no online photos and no address for you to plug into the GPS. Would you buy it? It would depend, wouldn’t it, on how much you trust the source of the information? If all the details were verified by a reliable realtor who provided an ironclad satisfaction guarantee, you would have the confidence to go forward with buying the home and eagerly look forward to moving day.
Here on earth even the most beautifully designed, skillfully engineered, and carefully built home is not perfect. There will always be flaws. Time will take its toll. Windows will get drafty. The shingles will wear out and the furnace will need replacing. And it’s not just our homes which are imperfect, but our entire lives. Trials and troubles make life hard.
What if there were a perfect home which is not just a dream but a future reality? What if it were given to you without any cost whatsoever? The only thing is that it is sight unseen. Would you believe it? The Apostle Paul urges, “Yes, believe it because it is guaranteed by God Himself through Jesus’ resurrection on Easter!” “Because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus…Therefore we do not lose heart…So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Cor. 4:14ff.).
What we will see in the day ahead is going to be far from perfect. We may have burdens and face obstacles in our way. But they are all temporary. Remember all the unseen blessings of Easter: forgiveness of sins and peace with God, the Lord’s presence and guidance, and best of all, an eternal home which although now is sight unseen, we can be sure is better than we can even imagine—perfect in every way!
Yours in Christ,
Services tomorrow are at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. and adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Time will be set aside at Bible class for questions and comments regarding the Council’s recommendation to change our service schedule to one Sunday service year-round.