Tag Archives: heaven

enjoyment and happiness (that lasts forever)

“The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or … Continue reading

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when the people of God reach heaven

“When the people of God reach heaven, they will see Jesus Christ, God and man, with their bodily eyes, as He will never lay aside the human nature. They will behold that glorious blessed body, which is personally united to … Continue reading

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we must be lured away

“Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself … Continue reading

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the earth will be filled

For the earth will be filled     with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord     as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 ______________________________________________

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a first faint gleam of Heaven

“[To have faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself … Continue reading

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encourage one another with these words

And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was … Continue reading

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room for the billions

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared … And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride … Continue reading

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every chapter better than the one before

And soon they found themselves all walking together — and a great, bright procession it was — up toward mountains higher than you could see in this world even if they were there to be seen. But there was no … Continue reading

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ten thousand times ten thousand

We often sit toward the front at church. It’s a rather large church, and when we sing certain songs, the voices of the hundreds singing behind me … well, I’m unable to describe how happy the beautiful sound of the … Continue reading

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In that day

When do factors in this life make you feel unsafe? Which injustices make you angry? What experiences cause you to yearn for a world where hurt is no longer tolerated, where danger has no place, and where evil no longer … Continue reading

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colored leaves and His plans for your future

Autumn in my part of the world is drawing to a close. Another season passes, and oh, I’ll miss its colors. But in the missing, I relish this truth God declares to us: As leaves that flamed yellow and red … Continue reading

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Whom have I in heaven but You?

    I am continually with you;     you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,     and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you?     And there is nothing on earth that … Continue reading

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locks and gloves and the place made for you

The mold in which a key is made would be a strange thing, if you had never seen a key: and the key itself a strange thing if you had never seen a lock. Your soul has a curious shape … Continue reading

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A longing for another place

  Mounded grey clouds blew in, and flurries of snow fell and dusted this scene soon after I took this photo. The horses nibbled through early morning layers of cold, and as I watched the flakes swirl toward the ground, … Continue reading

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your deepest Christmas longing

What do you long for this Christmas? Do you have a deep yearning for a solution to the world’s — and especially your own — problems? Let’s think about God’s already-given, Christmas-time answer to our problem (from which all residual … Continue reading

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