As I sit outside in this pleasant morning, I am thinking of heaven and how I imagine it. All around, the most beautiful flowers and plants, bird and angel song sweetly filling the air, crystal clear creeks and bodies of water, with all of God’s creatures arrayed across the garden. No more predators; no more allergies. No sunburn or sore eyes, because instead of the sun as we know it, the all-inclusive Light of our LORD will brighten the skies!
Perpetual spring – that’s how I see heaven.
Do you ever think about what awaits you, as we all will eventually die? Is it a paradise without evil influence, or do you see yourself caught up in Dantes Inferno? All that keeps us, me and you, from the worst eternity we can imagine – no, much, much worse that anything our puny minds can contour up – is the pure Love of the Son of God. The One Who gave up everything to show us the extent of His Love; Jesus, Who exemplifies Love.
“(4-7)Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (13) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13 NLT
The question of the day is this: do you choose the Love of Jesus Christ, or do you choose the false love of our enemy Satan, the father of lies and deceitfulness? When we choose Jesus, we will live out eternity with Him in a paradise beyond our dreams. I don’t know what heaven is truly like; I just know that it will undoubtedly take my breath away when I get there (pun intended!) On the other side, for those who choose darkness over the Light, they will have an eternity to suffer with no hope of relief, only continual pain and torture. It’s an easy decision for me. I choose Life in Jesus.
“(25-26) For GOD presented Jesus as THE sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when He held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for He was looking ahead and including them in what He would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His Righteousness, for He Himself is fair and just, and He makes sinners right in His sight when they believe in Jesus. (30) There is only ONE God, and He makes people right with Himself only by faith, whether they are Jews or Gentiles.” – Romans 3:25-26,30 NLT (All scriptures quoted from http://bible.com)
Today, be thankful for the Gift of Life through our LORD Jesus Christ! Amen.