Mar1FriMarch 1, 2019
As March begins I long for warmer weather, for more daylight with the time changing this month, and the beginning of spring. I know that most of you feel the same way that I do. As human beings we long for various things to come in life. Many students are longing for Spring Break to begin right now, we long to see our loved ones who we may only get to see a few times each year, or every other year. We long for vacations, baseball season and spring training to begin, and preparing for Summer Zone. (We will be unveiling our new theme at a meeting on Sunday, March 3.) I also long to know God more, and to make Him known to others.
What we all long for as followers of Jesus Christ is to make it to heaven someday and see God face to face. In Revelation 22:3-5 it says, “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” I also long to be in a place with no more sin, death, pain, sorrow, and sickness. In Revelation 21:3-5 it says, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse into our eternal home as Christians that we long for. In Revelation 21:22-23 it says, “I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” In verse 27 it says, “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” I am instantly motivated to live for God when I read about heaven in the Bible. Jesus tells us in Revelation 22:7, 12, 20, “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of prophecy written in this scroll. Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” Let’s live each day like Jesus is coming back in just a few short hours. Think how much richer our lives here on the earth, and in heaven will be when we obey and live all out for the Lord.
Longing for my eternal home in heaven, but enjoying the work the Lord has for me to do here on the earth.
Youth Man Matt