By Lynn Wellumson
Awkward situations are, well they are awkward! If I looked in my thesaurus I’m sure there are other words, but in this case are more words necessary?
At the state basketball tournament we “bit” the bullet and bought tournament passes that allowed us to sit in the team section. They actually were movie seats and had holders for sodas. When our team wasn’t playing, we left the arena and didn’t mind a bit if others used the great seats. However, when our team was playing we enjoyed being right in the middle of the action.
At the last game our team was playing, when we were loaded with snacks, we went to be seated. A couple, also very interested in our team, were seated and enjoying the comradery with other spectators. We waited a little bit in the aisle, hoping that the situation would resolve itself. We also looked around for alternate seats and realized the only seats open were bleacher seats in the nosebleed section. As kindly and discretely as possible, we showed them our reservation tickets. They quickly jumped up and left the area.
Jesus is reassuring His disciples in John 14: 1-3. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (ESV)
Jesus has a room prepared for His believers that can’t be sold, traded, or stolen. Jesus paid the price of our salvation when He was crucified and rose again.