Heaven. How often do you think about it? When I was young (20’s-40’s) I must admit I didn’t think of it very much, except at funerals. But other than that, I was busy with family affairs, raising my children, attending and partaking in school, church and community events. I was busy living life. However, and I think most would agree, as we age and our time here on earth starts to draw near, heaven becomes closer to us than ever before. I actually find myself thinking about it quite often. I want to make sure I’m ready, and then immediately I’m humbled; to the degree I feel so unworthy to see Jesus face to face. Without doubt I will fall to my knees, and the tears will begin. I wonder if I will even be able to lift my head to gaze upon His holy face. I also wonder what will all take place up there. I look forward to seeing loved ones who have already passed on. My grandparents, my dad, my brother, my nephew and four children I have lost to mis-carriage. Then I think about how I will feel. Oh halleluiah, no more painful knees! No more aching back and migraine headaches. All physical scars gone, and the weight of stress and anxiety all wiped away! I won’t be old, over weight or tired! It seems sur-real to me sometimes, but I know it’s true. Also, there are times I think of heaven, and I ask God, “Please, not yet, Lord. There are more things I want to do, more newsletters to get out and many more prayers to be said.” Then, there are other days, especially after listening to all the bad news and seeing the direction our country could be headed, and I say, “Any time Lord. I’m ready to come home.”
Heaven. Yes, I think about it quite often now. Of course, there is one other alternative, hell. That is one reason I pray now, more than ever, for others whom I’m not sure about. We must pray in earnest for those we love, especially now, as the day draws closer. There are two destiny’s that lie ahead of us all. Every single person on earth goes to one or the other. As for me, I owe everything to Jesus Christ who made it possible for me to be able to walk through heaven’s doors when that time comes. My prayer is that every one reading this has made Jesus their choice as well. It will be such a happy day when we all gather around heaven’s banquet table!
A Christian music band by the name of MercyMe, recently came out with a song about heaven. I cried the first time I heard it and I want to close with a couple of the lyrics from that song. May you find hope in Gods promise of a ‘happily ever after’, because one day we will be enjoying the most beautiful moment of our lives, when we first see the beautiful, loving face of Jesus Christ. Oh, what a glorious day that will be!
Are you disappointed? Are you desperate for help? You know what it’s like to be tired and only a shell of yourself.
You start to believe you don’t have what it takes, cause it’s all you can do just to move much less finish the race.
But don’t forget what lies ahead, almost home, brother, it won’t be long. Soon all your burdens will be gone.
With all your strength, sister, run wild, run free. Hold up your head, keep pressing on.
This road will be hard, but we win in the end, simply because of Jesus in us, it’s not if but when.
So take joy in the journey, even when it feels long. Oh, find strength in each step knowing Heaven is cheering you on. We are almost home. ~MercyMe