Saturday, 23 July 2016

Best Holiday Destination Ever!

We are thinking about a holiday, the one chance in the year to take time out, to rest, recuperate, and enjoy free time to do what encourages us in our relationships with Jesus Christ, with each other and review where we are going in the purposes for our lives, if we ever want to take time to face these issues?

We put lots of research into possible places, how we get there, what we shall do when we get there, will it suit our needs? We check Google, read books, papers, magazines, try a travel agent, even phone a friend! Choices, choices, choices! We can't try before we buy, we have to step out and trust we make the right decision on the basis of all we hear or see.

Why don't we research and check out all we can find out about the place where we have our longest holiday - HEAVEN? Are we sure we are going there? See 'How to find God'! Our destination is dependent upon accepting Jesus Christ. We won't have to come home after having gone there, in fact that will be our new home! 

Jesus himself said “Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in Me. There are many dwelling places in My Father’s house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you. And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with Me, so that where I am you may be too." (John 14:1-3)

What an amazing home that will be. Imagine Jesus is our architect, He knows best what kind of home we would appreciate. Imagine walking into Heaven because of Jesus paying the full price for us for this home and Him showing us what He has designed for us and our hearts being totally overflowing with thanksgiving. 

Let's share together more about this amazing eternal holiday we are headed towards.

Surely if we realised this place that is prepared for us by the Almighty God, who created the delicacy of the rose, the enormity of the mountains and the beauty of all people, we would trust Him totally. There will be the biggest Hallelujah party ever, Revelation 19:1, a marriage feast for the Son to whom all are invited, Revelation 19:9. There will be lots of horses, Revelation 19:11-14. He also has a bigger plan, that when we are all with Him He will make a 'New Heaven and a New Earth', a city that possesses His Glory; it's brilliance is like a precious jewel, Revelation 21:11.

Paul writes, ‘I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better’ (Philippians 1:23 NKJV). God had already given Paul a glimpse into heaven. David felt the same way: ‘In your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore’ (Psalm 16:11 KJV). I can't say it any better, keep meditating on all that means.

Check out 'Heaven' in if you want to know more about our last everlasting holiday. What will we be doing and who will be sharing it with us? See study 'Revelation'.