A Nesting Place
welcome to this daily encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional I'm Kirsten Holmberg and I titled are reading a nesting place
 Tim Horton's small birds related to swallows dig their nests into Riverbanks Land Development in South East England reduce their habitat and the birds had fewer and fewer places to Nest when they return from their winter migration each year
 local conservationists spring into action and built an enormous artificial sandbank to house them with the help of a sand sculpting firm they molded sand to create a space for the birds to take up residence for years to come this gracious Act of compassion vividly depicts the words Jesus used to control his disciples after telling them he'd be leaving and that they wouldn't be able to go with him until later he offered them the assurance that he'd prepare a place for them in heaven
 do they were rightly saddened that Jesus said he would leave them soon and if they could not follow him he encourage them to look on this holy errand as part of his preparation to receive them and us without Jesus is sacrificial work on the cross the many rooms of the father's house wouldn't be able to receive us having gone before us and preparation Christ assures us he'll return and take those who trust in his sacrifice to be with him
 there will take up residence with him in a joyous eternity
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from John Chapter 14 verse 1 through 4
 do not let your hearts be troubled you believe in God believe also in me my father's house has many rooms is that we're not so what I have told you that I'm 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 maybe where I am you know the way to the place where I am going
let's pray
 thank you Jesus for preparing A Place For Us in heaven with you
 in your name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Kirsten Holmberg and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries