Thinking about heaven

Do you think about heaven? Do you spend time considering the things that God has prepared for you in heaven? Do you think about this on a daily basis? Does your life reflect your looking forward to heaven? These are questions we must ask ourselves.

 We as Christian young people are called to be heavenly minded, according to 2 Corinthians 5:1– 2: “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.” The Heidelberg Catechism in the beautiful question and answer 58 states; “What comfort takest thou from the article of “life everlasting”? That since I now feel in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, after this life I shall inherit perfect salvation, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive, and that, to praise God therein forever.”

We cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful heaven will be. Revelation 21:4 states plainly: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” We will stand in the assembly of the elect from all nations before the throne of God, clothed in white robes (Revelation 7:9). Our being clothed in white robes indicates our purification from sin by the blood of the Lamb (v. 14). We will be with God forever. Eternity! Think about that. Into eternity we will finally be able to bring God the honor and glory due to him, and we will be able to do this because we are clothed in his perfect righteousness and holiness. What a glorious day that will be! The half has not been told us!

RK

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