Daily Inspiration

Our Eternal Home 


When Jesus told his disciples He was going away, He promised to return and take them to His Father’s house, where He had prepared a place for them. This confirms that heaven is a real place, not some cloud where angels play harps. We tend to think of anything heavenly as less tangible than earth, but Scripture suggests the opposite. Hebrews 11:10 tells us that by faith Abraham “was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” Revelation 21:10-27 describes this city — called the New Jerusalem — in great detail. Unlike earth, the kingdom of heaven can’t be shaken. (Heb. 12:27-28) It exists forever, and we will be worshiping and serving the Lord there. As Christians, we know our citizenship is in heaven. When we die, our spirits immediately go there (2 Cor. 5:8), into the presence of the Lord, awaiting the immortal body we will be given at Christ’s return. That new body will be perfectly suited for heaven and free from the temptations, heartaches, pain, and death that make life on earth so exhausting. There will be rest — not from activity and fulfilling work — but from the consequences of sin that plague us here. The joy we will experience when we finally see our Savior face to face is beyond our imagination.