2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
I’ve finally arrived, the race is complete.
The gates are covered with pearls, streets shining with gold.
But I’m not interested in that anymore.
I still remember reading about Him, having conversations with Him all day.
He’s the only reason I’m here.
There are angels everywhere, concerts with millions singing in languages I’ve never heard, colors I’ve never beheld, a warmth and peace I’ve only touched upon…
I ask the crowds, “Where is the King?”
They all point to the throne.
I don’t hesitate. I’m desperate. I want to see Him. The Light I’ve spoken about for years.
I’ve waited my whole life for this.
His arms are open, calling to me, seeking to hold His child.
“Good job, my beloved. I’m proud of you. Remember, never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. I love you. We will always be together, forever…”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Heaven is a topic that everyone thinks about. There are many theories or ways on how to get there and many ways on how not to get there. Who’s right, and who’s wrong? How can we risk our eternal life on a prophet, theologian, philosopher or religious figure? What if they’re wrong? Will we go to hell? Is there a hell? Is there even a Heaven, or at least a better place than where we are now?
I will not write my opinion, nor will I quote someone who has had a vision, dream, life-or-death experience, or someone who has studied the bible, Qur’an, or any other book. I will quote from someone who came from there, told us about it, and actually went back. The only one that did that was Jesus Christ. Jesus said that He would only do what He saw His Father in Heaven do. He said that He was the Son of God, meaning that He came from His Father in Heaven.
Did you know that there are tribes that have been discovered in places that never have had access to anything from our modern society, yet they made their own religion, worshipped a man-made god, and had a theory on how to get to Heaven? How could they have done this, when no one was around to teach them? God placed a “Heavenly GPS” (Global Positioning System) inside of us that reminds us that one day when we die, we are going to go somewhere. We can try to explain it away, but there’s a lingering feeling inside all of us. Whether we decide to face it now or later, we will have to make a decision eventually.
This poem is an expression of that wanting that we have inside. That desire to want to see God, to speak to Him, to ask Him all our questions. The great thing is that we don’t have to wait. You can have that intimate relationship with God right here, right now. Open your heart to Jesus Christ; allow Him to be your Lord and Savior. Receive His forgiveness from your sins; let God’s love wash over you. Heaven was made for us! God’s plan has always been to bring Heaven to Earth, not to live a miserable life here until we get there. You have a purpose, and that’s to make this world a better place through Jesus Christ. No matter where you are or what situation you’re in, God will use you right there. Let Him make His home inside of you. When that happens, you won’t be depressed anymore; you won’t be confused about life anymore. You may still have questions, whether they all get answered during your life is something I can’t answer, but I do know this. God loves you. He does. His love was given to us as a sacrifice by His Son Jesus Christ. When we accept His love (Christ), we allow Him to make Himself (God) at home within us. Receive the gift of eternal life through God’s only Son. That’s the only way to get to Heaven (home).
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