January 11, 2007
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
When a Christian dies, we shouldn’t say they’re gone, because the fact is they aren’t gone. They’re just out of our sight for a while. Although we, of course, grieve, there should be little sadness when a believer goes to be with the Lord because that person is more alive than ever!
Think about it. When we get to heaven, we will lose all of our limitations. Here on earth, we are limited by many things, including our bodies, but in heaven we will praise God with no limitations or constraints.
Can you imagine doing the thing you love the most all the time, without end or limitation? That’s exactly what heaven is all about. We’re not just going to sit on a cloud and be served by angels in heaven; we are going to be actively praising and serving God.
Heaven is a move from limitations to freedom, from questions to answers, and from tents (our aging bodies) to mansions!
Everything on earth will all make sense in heaven. We will get to spend eternity in God’s presence. So what is there to be sad about?
The great evangelist Dwight L. Moody said on the day he drew his last breath, “This is my coronation day!” My friend, we can live today with excitement because our coronation day is coming, too.
AS A BELIEVER, JESUS HAS PREPARED A PLACE FOR YOU IN HEAVEN!