Friday, September 5, 2014

Home at Last

Behold, I make all things new.  Revelation 21:5

Heaven is a place so beautiful that when John, the Apostle, caught a glimpse of it, the only thing to which he could liken it was a young woman on the crowning day of her life; her wedding day. He said that the holy city was like "a bride beautifully dressed for her husband" (Rev. 21:2)

Artists have tried to paint pictures of Heaven- but even the most impressive image falls far short of the reality. John's pen (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) could only hint at the splendor we shall see some day; "It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal (Rev. 21:11)

Yet the Bible's emphasis is not on Heaven's beauty but on Heaven's joy. The Bible teaches that Heaven will be a home that is happy because there will be nothing in it to hinder happiness. "And there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles...But the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it" (Rev. 21:27;22:3)

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