Where It’s At
We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.
–2 Corinthians 5:2
I remember when my son Jonathan turned 11, I asked him, “What age are you really looking forward to?”
“Sixteen,” he replied. “I want to be 16.”
That is so typical. When you are young, 16 is where it’s at. Then you hit 16, and you say, “Eighteen—that’s the age to be!” Then you hit 18, and you want to be 21, because you can do so much when you’re 21. Then you hit 21, and you say, “No one takes me seriously yet. They think I’m still a kid. Wait until I hit my 30s. Those are the earning years.” You hit your 30s and say, “If I could just be in my 40s, then I will have arrived.” Then you hit 40, and you say, “I wish I were a teenager again. I wish I could have that carefree life I used to have.” That’s when the so-called midlife crisis kicks in for a lot of people. Next come the 50s, and then the 60s . . . the golden years. You look back, and you have many memories and regrets.
One could almost look back on life and come to the same conclusion that Benjamin Disraeli, former Prime Minister of England came to: “Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.” That’s a pretty accurate assessment of life without Christ.
But when Jesus Christ is at the forefront of your life, you don’t have to feel that way. You can live a life that is rich and full on this earth and know that beyond the grave, there is something better: that wonderful place called heaven.
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