After several days of ministry on the road. I am always really excited to go home. Even if it means getting up and heading to the airport at 3:30 am to catch the first flight of the day.
There’s nothing like opening the door, seeing Karlene and the kids, all the familiar things, and that comfortable feeling of belonging.
The Apostle John was given a vision that included glimpses inside our future home, the new Jerusalem. You may be surprised to know that some familiar things from this world will be missing.
There were no church buildings in John’s vision, “for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple” (Rev. 21:22). The sun or moon will not shine on the city “for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb” (v. 23). Imagine no need for electricity, flashlights, or candles.
The city gates will always be open. Since sin will not be a factor, locks will be unnecessary in our new heavenly home. Death and decay will also be absent and suffering will be a thing of the past. Family and friends that have gone on ahead will be waiting for you to walk through the front gates of Heaven.
Think about the comfortable feeling you have as you open the front door of your home. That’s just a hint of what we’ll feel some day on arriving at the place God has lovingly and personally prepared for us in heaven.
We will finally–and permanently–be “at home” in a way that defies description.
Rev Ran 🙂