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A Welcoming Family of Believers

 A Welcome Family of Believers, Pursuing a Closer Walk with God
"In my Father's house there are many dwelling places.  If it were not so, would I have not told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" - John 14:2

For a long time, I've always interpreted Jesus' words about the many rooms in his Father's house through the lens of having to share a room with my step-brother when I was younger.  It always seemed like such a luxury:  the opportunity for privacy and a place to call my own.

Over the last several years, though, I've begun to see Jesus meant something else entirely when he described his Father's casa.  Jesus is talking about the vast diversity and spacious dwelling for all those who make up the body of Christ.  It was a reminder that in God's house, there is plenty of room for all types of persons and individuals to find what most makes them feel at home.  The Father's house has many dwelling places:  for introverts and for extroverts,…