Saturday, September 17, 2016

Who Will You Meet in Heaven?

You have now come to Mount Zion and to the heavenly Jerusalem. This is the city of the living God, where thousands and thousands of angels have come to celebrate.  Here you will find all of God's dearest children, whose names are written in heaven. And you will find God himself, who judges everyone. Here also are the spirits of those good people who have been made perfect.  And Jesus is here! He is the one who makes God's new agreement with us, and his sprinkled blood says much better things than the blood of Abel.

 Hebrews 12: 22 - 24

When you get to Heaven, who will you meet?  I think these verses are pretty clear in telling us that in Heaven you will find lots of angels, “God’s dearest children,” God Himself, the “spirits of those good people who have been made perfect,” and Jesus!  You may wonder why these verses mention “God’s dearest children” and the “spirits of those who have been made perfect.”  I know the best answer to that question will come from the lips of Jesus when we meet Him in Heaven.  But these words strongly suggest that we will be able to communicate with God’s dearest children!

In your mind, make a list of questions you would ask Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, the Ethiopian eunuch, the thief on the cross next to Jesus, and Mary the mother of Jesus!  Of course, the list can be much longer than that, but as you read the stories of those who are the redeemed think about questions you might ask when you meet them in Heaven.   

Also, did you ever ask your father a question that you were too young to really understand the answer?  There are lots of those questions here on earth for those who love God and when we meet Him face to face in Heaven there will be lots of answers!

The necessary truth for this day and every day from now on is this: Spend time thinking about Heaven!  Ponder what it will be like and let your heart soar above the earth to the Day when you will open your eyes on Eternity!  And remember this: It is a wonderful thing to long for the joys of Heaven!  

“Lord Jesus, thank You for being with me here on this earth.  But I thank You even more that You have promised that I can be with You forever in Heaven.  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen.”

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