August 23, 2021

The Only Way To Heaven


With our world being in the state it is in these days, heaven looks more and more attractive. Sometimes I can hardly wait to go there. Who doesn’t like to the read the Bible’s description of streets of pure gold, and of gates each made of a single pearl!  Even more, I like to read that in heaven “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” (Revelation 21:4 KJV).

But the most amazing reality to me about heaven is found in the conversation Jesus had with His disciples at the Last Supper before He was crucified.  He told them, I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also (John 14:2, 3 NKJV).

Note that to Jesus the important part about Heaven was not its beauty, but the fact that one day we will live with Him forever. That’s what Jesus looked forward to—believers being together with Him for always. He considered that to be worth all the suffering He was going to sustain when He was crucified the very next day.

What joy for us! We will actually spend eternity with the One who is love personified. The One who was willing to suffer an agonizing death on the cross to pay for our sins so that we could be forgiven of every sin we’ve ever committed or ever will commit. If we put our faith in Him, we will spend an unending eternity with our Savior!

Have you asked Him to forgive your sins and be Lord of your life? There’s no better time to do that than right now!