“that where I am you may also be”. It’s a well know passage that many of us have read many times and yet, do we REALLY process what Jesus is saying? Where Jesus is, where Jesus lives, where Jesus spends His time and where Jesus hangs out is where we will be. I recently had this passage ingrained into my brain while I was praying one day. The thought occurred to me that we will be with Him. We will live where He lives. We will have access to Him. We will see Him daily. We will dine with Him. We will be free to worship Him!
There will be no peer pressure. There will be no dogma. There will be no chores to get in the way. There will be no employment to get in the way. There will be no child care to get in the way. We will be safe forevermore! We will live where He lives. We will be free to thank Him for all that He has done for us. No more pain. No more sorrow. No more tears. No more depression. No more sickness. No more disease. No more violence. No more criminality. No more victimization. No more foreclosures. No more bills. No more bosses. No more repairs. No more requirements. No more rules. No more defenseless situations. No more crime. In short, no more of man and the devil’s reign.
I’ve heard many people speak about what other people have put them through. Divorce, disease and various addictions are part of our life on earth. Profanity, promiscuity and evil intentions are what life forces us to deal with on a daily basis. There are those who it seems cannot be evil enough, profane enough, nasty enough, hateful enough or simply contrary enough. All that goes away when we are with Him. All of that goes away in heaven. All of that goes away if we accept His free gift. He offers us an eternity filled with safety, security and worship. His offer is free with no strings attached. His offer is available to all. The Bible tells us that narrow is the way and few there are who find it. If Christianity were easy, the way wouldn’t be narrow. If Christianity were easy, everyone would be able to find their way. If Christianity were easy, there wouldn't be a need for 66 books.