But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.
Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)
We remember life’s fragility when someone dies tragically.
Human life is beautiful and fragile. Eventually, we all die and death does not always wait until our lives feel complete. A long life is not guaranteed. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
I don’t want to die anytime soon. I love my life, this place, and my people. I grieve the thought of leaving loved ones. Departing with meaningful goodbyes might help, but that opportunity is not guaranteed.
Yet as significant as this life appears, it’s merely a brief stop.
We are foreigners on earth, just passing through. Heaven is our real home. Our lifelong efforts to spread God’s kingdom on earth are crucial, but in view of eternity we are like grass or flowers, briefly beautiful and quickly gone (1 Peter 1:24).
Heaven, however, is magnificently superior. The Bible describes a place of healing, peace, joy, and beauty. We anticipate reuniting with loved ones. But we sometimes forget the best part: God will dwell with us (Rev 21:3)!
Heaven is heaven because of God’s presence. (tweet this)
But God’s presence presents a problem. God is holy and nothing imperfect can live in His presence. So Jesus shed His blood in order to remove the sins of those who believe His blood has this power. The blood of the Lamb permits entry to heaven.
Do you believe Jesus’ blood has the power to forgiven sin?
I believe. I am a sinner in need of Jesus.
This concept can be difficult to grasp. If you’d like to know more, please email me ([email protected]) or explore these other posts:
Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
Will all self-proclaimed Christians go to heaven?
The Bible Project explains heaven and earth
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