July 30, 2022 Ron



Ron Write

Someone said there is more talk about heaven in novels, TV shows and pop songs than in sermons. One thing that’s missing in most of these discussions on heaven is God. More people appear to believe in heaven than believe in God. Heaven without God is not heaven. It’s not what’s there, but who. God is heaven.

Some think that heaven will be boring. That’s ridiculous because God is not boring. God created pleasure! Joy is from God. Our taste buds are from God. Adrenaline, sex drives, nerve endings that give pleasure, even our imaginations all come from God. We are so arrogant as to think that humans came up with the idea of fun. God gave us art, music, voices, ears, eyes, smells and all the things that make this world enjoyable. Roses aren’t necessary for human existence. They were put here for our enjoyment and pleasure.

Heaven is God’s home. How’s your home? Is it comfortable? Decorated? Is it filled with nice things, your favorite things? What do you think God’s house looks like? The God who created the beauty and awesomeness of this universe is preparing a place for us. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself (Phil. 3:20-21).

The son of John Steinbeck tells of encountering a family at a roadside café. A convoy of 3 pickups drove up loaded with household goods. They all had Oklahoma license plates. It was apparent to Steinbeck that they were moving somewhere. He said to one of the boys, “your group looks like you’re from Oklahoma. Where are you bound?” The boy responded, “Oh, we’re not from Oklahoma anymore. We’re from someplace up ahead.”

Heaven is our home up ahead. Heaven is where God is. How beautiful heaven must be!