Dealing With Death, Part Four
“If We Could Look Into Heaven”
“Then he said to Jesus, “Lord remember me when You come into Your Kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be in with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43, NKJV. “Paradise”, let that sink in for a moment.
My wife and I have been blessed to have been able to travel and see many wonderful parts of our country and even to other countries. We’ve been blessed to escort friends and church members to such places as Israel, Egypt, Petra, Italy, Holland, Alaska and other places of immense beauty.
While in the Holy Land, we saw sites such as, Temple Mount, Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Golgotha, the Empty Tomb, a boat ride on the sea of Galilee, and more than I have room to mention.
While in Alaska, our group became members of the 30% club. Of all the people that travel to Alaska to see Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali, only 30% of them get to see the mountain because it is usually surrounded by clouds. What a site it was.
As beautiful as all those sites are, they pale in comparison to what God has prepared for His children in Heaven. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV
Oh, if we could look into heaven where our loved one is, we would be awe struck by what we saw and by what they are experiencing. Revelation chapters 21 and 22, gives us just a glimpse of what heaven looks like.
I recently preached a sermon entitled “The No More’s of Heaven”. Little did I know that God was preparing my heart for such a time as this. “No more tears, no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more pain”, Revelation 21:4, NKJV.
Be encouraged today, that your loved one in heaven is in a place more beautiful, more peaceful, and happier than we could ever imagine.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. 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 14:1-3, NKJV.
If you could see where they are now, you would not bring them back.