What is heaven like? Will we play harps all day? Lounge around on Cloud Nine? Live in enormous mansions with solid gold streets out front? Does it mean we’ll all wear long white robes with matching sandals, glowing halos, and big flapping wings? Heaven is an actual place. A prepared place, designed for God’s redeemed people, those who have accepted God’s free gift of His salvation through His Son’s death on the cross.
Jesus said to His anxious followers:
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” (John 14:1–4)
In heaven, we’ll have a face-to-face, exclusive relationship with our Saviour, gloriously enjoyed without interruption or heartache or grief or sin or the threat of death. No more tears (wiped away!), no more sickness, no more death and disappointment. Only gladness and singing—O the singing! Are you ready? Is your family ready?
Heaven will be the destiny of those who take God at His Word, believing in His Son, Jesus Christ, and coming, by faith, to salvation...without cost.
The best thing about heaven is not so much the place of heaven (though it’s going to be magnificent!) but the Person of heaven—Jesus. He makes all things new...not only for today...but for all eternity. Trust Him. Receive Him. Claim the promise of heaven...today!
Devotional content taken from Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk? by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2018. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.