I used to pridefully judge people who talked and sang all the time about heaven as though they were fools to not simply figure out how to enjoy their lives now and should stop all this focus-on-heaven stuff. Now, for two humongous reasons, I can understand their extreme focus on heaven. First, many like myself have dealt with such challenging lives on this earth that it is a relief and great joy to realize that we who follow Jesus can look forward to being with God forever in a place with no pain, sorrow, sickness, incest, disease, disabilities, violence, rape, hatred, prejudice, war, hospitals, dying, etc. where all will be perfect and wonderful and easy and comfortable and filled with love and joy and peace and praise and worship and God’s goodness. Second, whether our lives on this earth are incredibly easy or terribly hard or somewhere in between, we who are God’s followers get to look forward to spending forever and ever in His face-to-face glorious and splendorous magnificent presence! With all of His children in perfect unity!
Let us thank the Lord! Let us praise the Lord! Let us worship the Lord! Let us offer to Him our Thanksgiving for the promise of heaven with Him forevermore for all who repent, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, and commit our lives wholly and forever to Him, AMEN!
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And 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. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” Revelation 21:3-7 KJV