A Place Called Heaven
John 14:1-3 KJV
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
What comfort there is in knowing someone you love is in Heaven a wonderful, gracious gift from God. What sights to behold and pleasures to experience. A magnificent place prepared for those who know Christ as Savior. Have you imagined yourself walking on streets of gold, standing by the River of Life or having your name read from The Lamb’s Book of Life? Have you pictured the Gates of Pearl or visualized the eternal home designed for you?
This place called Heaven is where God dwells and where Christ will be for all eternity. Can you picture in your mind the scars Jesus sustained for you and me? Do the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21), ring out in your ears? Will the overwhelming presence of God bring the true meaning of “eternity” to heart? Does singing praises to the Lamb, “Who is worthy to be praised” (Psalm 18:3), bring tremendous joy to your spirit? In all sincerity, are you looking forward to the day when this life is no more and you are in the presence of God?
In remembering those who have gone before you, and praying for those who are on the brink of Heaven’s shore, I pray you are preparing yourselves for this incredible journey. Working while there is yet time “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4 ). Heaven is a promise from God to those who know Him as personal Savior.
Lord, I pray we will continue to share with others the incredible place we call Heaven.
* My dear father-in-law went to heaven this week. I will miss him greatly, but I know he is enjoying the sights of heaven and the loved ones that have gone on before him. Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful place.