Room Enough for All

oregon-plateHere in the United States, each of our 50 states has different automobile license plates. My state of Oregon offers 34 different looking license plates for passenger cars alone, each an advertisement for our state.

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of license plates from other states. I suspected that people were moving here to Oregon. My suspicion was right. The State of Oregon has the 6th-fastest growing population in America. People from all over the country are moving here in vast numbers.

All these new Oregonians are causing more traffic congestion. They demands schools for their children, new shopping malls, and more houses. What we native Oregonians see as an already overcrowded place is getting even more crowded.

In 1971, Oregon Governor Tom McCall said of visitors to our state, “Come visit; don’t stay. … I urge them to come and come many, many times to enjoy the beauty of Oregon. But I also ask them, for heaven’s sake, don’t move here to live.

Heaven has no overcrowding.

Jesus said in His Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2). He went back to Heaven to prepare a place for each of those God predestined to be His children (Ephesians 1:4-5). There’s no overcrowding and no shortage of space. There’s room enough for all whom He has invited into His house.

Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).


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