Heaven is real.
The older we get, the more we see the reality of death as loved ones go before us into eternity.
I was inspired to think more about this transition to our heavenly home while reading the following passage in Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven.
“Five months before he died, C.S. Lewis wrote to a woman who feared that her own death was imminent. Lewis said,
‘Can you not see death as a friend and deliverer? What is there to be afraid of? Your sins are confessed…Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind…Of course, this may not be the end. Then make it a good rehearsal.’ [Emphasis mine.]
Lewis signed the letter, “Yours (and like you, a tired traveler, near the journey’s end.)”
Life here is good. I just spent several days with family visiting our home and it was a joyful time. Yet even the best of these days here on earth are tainted because of the curse of sin. One day, however, we will live forever in the perfect presence of God and with all others who love and worship Him.
No matter what trial today brings, let’s take a moment to think about what awaits those of us who are saved and savor the thought of a place Jesus is preparing for us. And for those of you that I may never meet here, I anticipate a happy “getting acquainted” session there!