“For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven” (Colossians 1:4-5a, NLT).
Have you ever arrived at your hotel only to find something happened and your reservation was gone or canceled? This could be a small inconvenience or it could completely mess up your plans, especially if the hotel happens to be full.
Many Christians worry their “reservation” for a place in heaven will be canceled if they do something really bad or don’t obey God well enough. But really, is there anything God can’t forgive? In fact, he has already forgiven everyone for everything. Remember what Jesus said on the cross: “It is finished.” All we have to do is acknowledge and accept his forgiveness, which continues to be there as much and as often as we need it. By his grace, he teaches us how and helps us live a godly life, and he never gives up on us. God has reserved a wonderful future for us in heaven and we don’t have to worry it won’t be there when we arrive.