Saturday, June 9, 2012

Royal Castle - Poland Pilgrimage 6b

The Royal Castle or Zamek in Warsaw is located in Castle Square and at the entrance to the Stare Miasto - the Old Town area. At one time the royal court of Poland resided here - today it is a museum and the office of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. About 500,000 people visit the Royal Castle each year. Inside,  the rooms have been restored to their original grandeur. The amount of gold in most of the rooms is almost unbelievable - especially in The Great Hall. It is apparent that Zamek is not a castle in the normal sense of a structure for defense - rather it is a palace of great beauty to be lived in and enjoyed.
In John 14:2 we read "In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you." Jesus - the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has prepared a room for us? Shouldn't it be the other way around? You would think that it is you and I who should build a palace for Him - but not so. Jesus loves us so much that He wants us to spend eternity with Him and His Father. The rooms may or not not be painted with gold - but they are lined with the great love of God. Accept Jesus' invitation today - enter into His presence - He stands at the door - waiting.

Deacon Dale