The Glory of Heaven

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, the young woman who lived in a very painful set of circumstances. She had an abusive stepmother and step-sisters who hated her and wanted to make her life miserable. Every day she lived in an environment of neglect and rejection, experiencing so much heartache as she waited on her family members hand and foot.

Then, one day everything changed. It was supernatural. Thanks to the intervention of her fairy godmother, she ended up at a ball wearing a beautiful gown and catching the eye of the prince, who soon fell in love with her. When she accidentally left her glass slipper behind, the prince searched the whole countryside to find the woman to whom it belonged. In time, the writer of the fairy tale could sum it up this way: “And they lived happily ever after.”

There is a parallel to this story for those who believe in Jesus Christ. The Son of the King has searched us out so that your own story can have a happy ending. He’s going to take you home to be with Him eternally. No matter what challenges you face in your life, you have a divine Prince of Peace who has prepared a home for you!

What do you need to be rescued from in your life? Who can give you the happy ending you long for?