Our Eternal Home
Billy Graham wrote in his book “Facing Death,” “Today we are told how to look young, stay trim, keep healthy, have a good image, think positively, make more money, and have more friends. All these – indicate that we are trying desperately to cling to this present world. The truth is, life is transitory. “What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes’ (James 4:14b) If we want to make the most of life, we need to face the fact that it is going to end.”
Just think, the greatest carpenter that ever existed on earth and in heaven is building a dream home for you. Think about some of the most beautiful homes you have ever seen and the talent that went into designing and building one of those homes. It is nothing in comparison to what Jesus is preparing for you. All of the greatest talents that have ever existed in designing and building homes came from Him.
Jesus is the Door to this eternal home.
John 10:9“I am the door, If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
2 Corinthians 5:1-2, 8 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2) For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven. (8) We are confident, yes, well pleased to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
The apostle Paul had such a glorious vision of eternity and heaven that he was in great turmoil over a desire to depart and be with Christ or to remain in the flesh. He realized that there was nothing in this life that offered any comparison to what eternity offered.
Philippians 1:23-24 For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. (24) Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.
This is the reality that must take shape in our lives if we are to be properly prepared to deal with, not only Juanita’s death, but others as well. When this truth becomes reality for us death loses its sting.
This is why the writer of the Book of Ecclesiastes wrote:
Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
Eternal and Heavenly Realities
- Heaven and Eternity are beyond our Wildest Expectations.
- Our Place in Heaven is created according to our own Desires.
- Heaven is a Place of No More Sorrow, Pain and Crying.
- Heaven is a Place of Eternal Beauty.
Remember: Jesus is the Door to this eternal home. There is no other way.