Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - A "Taste" of Heaven

Hey everyone, “Is Heaven on Earth?” This was one of the common themes raised as people were able to voice their questions about Heaven. That is a pretty weighty question. One thing for certain, this is not Heaven. Since Heaven is described as a new Earth, then how can this Earth be Heaven? Even though we may feel exhilaration at our experiences now, they in no way compare to what the Bible describes Heaven to be like.

What we experience now is just a “taste” of Heaven. Heaven will have nature, mountains, rivers, plants, fruit, animals, flowers and people. It will be a place of incomparable beauty. Nothing compares to the beauty of Heaven.

All pain will be gone. There will be no more tears. No more suffering. No more pain. All joy will be known. There will be singing. There will be dancing. There will be wholeness.

I can’t wait for Heaven. At the same time, I don’t get to choose when I go. So, in the time between now and Heaven, I am asking God to help me make the most of this blur of hours and days and decades. I want my life to be the kind that when I go to Heaven, someone can say, “He gave God glory with his life.” It’s not a life of perfection or completion. It’s a life of devotion. Here’s my prayer: “God, help me to bring You glory in all I do. In everything I do, let it be an act of worship.”

I hope you will come Sunday. If you missed last week, make sure to watch or listen online so you’re caught up as we continue our series, “Unseen: Exploring the Realities of Heaven.” We will focus on the question, “What will relationships be like in Heaven?”

Looking forward to Heaven with you,

Pastor Ron

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