The story is told of the Texan who visited the Summer Olympics in London. He was taking a taxi tour of London as he was in a hurry to see as many sites as he could in a short amount of time. As they passed the Tower of London, the cabbie explained what it was and that construction started in 1346 and continued until its completion in 1412. The Texan replied, “Shoot, a little ‘ol tower like that? In Houston, we’d have that thing up in two weeks!”
A few minutes later, they passed the House of Parliament. The driver explained that it was built from 1544 until 1618. The Texan responded, “We built a bigger one than that in Dallas in less than a year!”
Then they passed Westminster Abbey, and the driver went silent. “Whoah! What’s that over there?” asked the proud Texan. The cabbie scratched his head and said, “Now that, I don’t know! It wasn’t there yesterday!”
The Bible says that Jesus has been building a mansion for you ever since he returned to heaven. That is 2,000 years of construction. Even for a Texan, that will be an unbelievable place. I hope to see you there someday!
“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come” (Hebrews 13:14).