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Rejoicing in Heaven

Putting things into perspective, we only reside on this earth for 100 years or so and then there’s Eternity…that never ends. So regardless of how important things on earth might seem to us at the moment, the entirety of our lives on Earth represents a minuscule amount of time in our total existence.

November 14, 2018

Rejoicing in Heaven

Putting things into perspective, we only reside on this earth for 100 years or so and then there’s Eternity…that never ends. So regardless of how important things on earth might seem to us at the moment, the entirety of our lives on Earth represents a minuscule amount of time in our total existence. The words to “Amazing Grace” could just as easily say, “When we’ve been there 10 trillion years, we’ve only just begun,” because there is no end to our existence.

Indeed, we will pass from being mortal into immortal beings with our conscious minds fully in tact and forever functioning. For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part but then I will know even as also I am known (I Corinthians 13:12).

We are confronted with two possible destinations for Eternity known as Heaven and Hell. The choice is ours. Both are very real and both are described in graphic detail with scriptures you can easily Google. Clearly, you don’t want to go to Hell!

Regardless of our ultimate destination, death is the beginning of our Eternity. That’s why Christians can say with all confidence, Where O Death is your victory? Where is your sting? Death has been swallowed up in victory…knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain (I Corinthians 15:54-55). For this reason, we touch God’s emotions when we pass from mortality into immortality. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints (Psalm 116:15).

We can’t begin to imagine the emotions of that moment when we see God face to face for the very first time and realize there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things will be gone forever (Revelation 21:4) as we rejoice in His Presence at the beginning of Eternity.