It’s hard to imagine how good heaven will be.
In Isaiah 65, we are told it will be so different to this world that we won’t remember this world.
We will be glad and rejoice forever.
God will delight in us in heaven.
There will be no more weeping and crying.
Life will never be tragically cut short again.
We will be in perfect fellowship with God.
There will be peace between all.
The work of Satan, in bringing sin and death into the creation, will finally be undone.
Let’s be glad and rejoice now, and invite many along with us through faith in Jesus Christ.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.
I loved 4-day bushwalks that included at least one large mountain (note the past tense, sadly!) The thrill and photos from the top were spectacular.
But the only way to get there was regular stops to ‘Suck it in and enjoy the view!’ That was code for: ‘I’m so unfit I need to stop to suck in some deep breaths, and look around to enjoy the views… to remind me why I’m climbing this big mountain!’
Isaiah tells us to ‘Suck it in!’ on our Christian walk.
He tells us to strengthen our feeble hands, steady the knees, be strong, do not fear, and look forward to when God comes to save you (Isaiah 35:3–4). He goes on to give a beautiful picture of when the redeemed will finally walk into heaven singing with everlasting joy and gladness, to be with God.
We need to regularly pause to ‘suck it in and enjoy the view’ of heaven where we are heading.
Let’s keep meeting to help each other take a deep breath, look to heaven, and keep on the Way. Let’s suck in Isaiah 35 and enjoy the view, and on we go!
In Christ, Tory.
In the Apostle John’s vision of heaven, he says:
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 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 21:3–4)
Bring it on!!!
It’s a world we long for; life as it should be in the perfect presence of God forever. No sin, no death.
Yet, often we fail to think what is needed for heaven to be possible. No sin can exist in God’s presence, and so God’s judgment is just and needed.
Today in Isaiah 24 we look at God’s judgment. Judgment is a taboo word today. But I pray we will see God’s judgment is just and needed so that we can experience God’s perfect presence forever.
In Christ, Tory.