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A Good Place

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? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  John 14:2-3 NIV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and mmainco.Clad in bathing suits and covered in sunscreen, we arrived early for a day of fun at the lake. The coolers groaned with soft drinks and snacks, and jet skis harnessed to the trailer promised plenty of fun. But first we had to find a good place. Our friend quickly scanned the lake's perimeter and staked a spot with a picnic table close to shallow water near the swimming hole.

Giant tractor tires partially submerged in the lake water proved ideal for sitting and sunning. The public bathrooms were only a short walk away. We had found the perfect location. We visited, swam, ate, and played on jet skis for hours. I felt the tension ebbing away as my husband and I relaxed. Fun at the lake with the companionship of close friends made the day a good place to be.

Jesus knew the value of a good place. In fact, He promised He would go ahead of us to heaven and prepare our place. It's fun to have a nice day at the lake, but it's infinitely better to know where we will go when we die. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we’re assured He has our place ready. He also promised He would return and take us to live with Him.

Do you have your place reserved? You don't want to miss living in heaven with Jesus. It's the very best place.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and mmainco.)

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Mary Pat Johns

Mary Pat Johns is currently a Bible teacher at Faith Family, a mega-church in Victoria, Texas. Her teaching venues include assignments for ladies’ Bible study and assisting her husband with their weekly Understanding God class. She also serves as an instructor for Destiny Bible Institute. A mother and grandmother, she lives with her husband and their miniature dachshund Ike, who runs the show.


  1. What a reservation and free to us! I am left in awe-struck gratefulness that Jesus willingly gave it all for us so we could forever be with Him.