Have You a Reservation?
I go to prepare a place for you.
An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. I Peter 1:4.
How good it is when the weary traveler can walk up to the hotel desk and find a room ready and waiting, while others may ask in vain—and all because his name is on the book; he made a reservation.
We cannot walk up to the gate of heaven after death and obtain a dwelling-place merely by asking for it. Our abiding place up there is secured in advance while we are down here. Our Saviour has gone to prepare a place, but there are places only for those who make reservations. Is your name in the book?
Many will come in that day and make various claims, but he will say, “Depart, I never knew you.” The dying thief made a reservation: “Remember me.” Reservations are made, not on the basis of our merit, but on His merit and our simple faith in Him.
Have you a reservation?