What’s not to like?

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  Revelation 21:4.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Revelation 19-22.

Life after death; won’t it be grand!

You start to run through the things that will no longer be, and it is overwhelming.

So much of our lives are impacted by death, mourning, crying, and pain.  They will be no more in heaven.

Our lives are terminal.  We will wear out and die.  We cannot stop the process.  It is going to happen.

Paul had moments, later in life, where the glory of heaven became tremendously attractive to him.  Dying was going to be okay.

So many in our midst have no interest in death.  They would rather ignore the thought.  Why?  Because they are uncertain about death and therefore fearful of it.

There are also many in our midst who are fearful of this life.  It’s lousy for them.  Some will get so overwhelmed by this life that they eject themselves from this life into an uncertain next life.

I want to be able to share the Gospel.  I must remember that there will not be any after-life conversions.  There are no after-life second chances.  The “deal” must be done in this life.  How dare I dodge my responsibility to share the ingredients of a relationship with God that can assure listeners of an amazing after-life with Him.

“Eternal life with You.  Wow!  I am certain that I have little idea of what that life with You will be like, but I know that I will praise You for it eternally.  What a morning that will be.  O Father, I love You.”

Heaven is so glorious.  Why wouldn’t we want everyone we know to be there with us?

 

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