Heaven, Our Home –
When we are facing Heaven, things in life have an opposite effect as they do when we are solely earthbound.
For one thing, when we are Heaven-bound, death does not have the unbearable, gripping sting that it would hold, otherwise. Actually, in Christ, death is not to die, but it is a sweetly blessed slumber from which we will awaken to the wondrous beginning of our real life.
Another thing is that we become occupied with wanting to describe to others the reason for our ecstatic joy and anticipation (that keeps us strong inside, and steadily moving forward), so that others will fill up with this same rapture, as well, as they come to accept Jesus, as their Savior.
And, then, there is our prayers which take on new fervor, and expectations because we begin to seriously witness our requests getting answered, and we develop a new way of seeing everything with eyes spiritually opened, and our hearts taking in supernatural, unearthly, wisdom.
Our bond with our Creator becomes secure, and we find ourselves talking to Him all day long, whether we are doing dishes, watching TV, or simply doing nothing. In fact, we cannot imagine not constantly communicating with Him, whether it is in a plea, tears, shouts, praise, joy, gratitude, or even anger. And, it feels great! He is right there, with us, every breath of the way.
When we are facing Heaven, our goals, dreams, and priorities tend to change. We do not lose our identities, we simply regain our wholeness.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.