Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Heaven (Hope and Grace)

"Be still, and know that I am God."  Psalm 46:10a

Heaven.  The City I long for.
My soul, my soul wait for the day.

As I ponder how to present this blog, my mind wonders to the theme of heaven.  All three of them.
The first heaven of course is our atmosphere.  The clouds, sky and the air we breathe.
The second heaven contains the sun, moon, stars and planets.
However, it is the third heaven, that I cannot physically see, that stirs my desire and longing.

Heaven.  The City I long for.

In my moment of haste and unrest my God calls out to me and says  "Be still, and know that I Am God.". 
Another voice within says "My soul, my soul wait for the day."
God offers hope to all who long to be with Him both as His called and those who are not.  To those who are His children it is the promise of Jesus in John 14:3 "To come back for us" at an unspecified time, but He will come back for us.

For the one who is not yet a child of God, your hope is in the Cross of Calvary.  Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold the heaven, and heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that is in it."   Sin has seperated us from the God of heaven and earth.  Jesus suffered and died on the cross for our sins.  Without Jesus no one can have the hope of entering into eternal rest and the presence of God Almighty in heaven.

When shall I see Him?
My soul, my soul wait for the day.

As you go through this day think about the hope you and I have in Jesus Christ.  Joy should fill our being.  An anticipation should fill our very soul.

Rejoice you who are redeemed of the Most High God.
Our hope is not in the things we see, but in the unseen and soon coming.

God bless.