Not much compares to the anticipation and excitement Christmas morning brings to a young child. It’s magical, filled with so much wonder and awe. Kids around the world experience a sleepless night, wondering what the morning will bring. As believers in Jesus Christ, we can experience the same kind of anticipation and excitement toward heaven. Knowing heaven is our final destination brings an eternal perspective that breathes life into our day to day.
I have days, moments, and sometimes experiences that make me so thankful that earth is just a rest stop on my way to my permanent home. Life can be hard. It brings challenges that can feel too hard to bear and hurt that sometimes feels paralyzing. It is in those moments that we need to remind ourselves that “There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” God’s true and deep love brings full reconciliation into our hearts and minds when we leave this earth to be with Him. He has truly thought of everything. I pray, no matter where you are today, that this passage brings you hope! Hope of what’s to come. God, fill our hearts and minds with the hope that comes from an eternal perspective. Amen.