Step 7: The Homecoming
This is it! The moment you have waited for forever! God has prepared you to enjoy abundant life in heaven with Jesus. All your worries and troubles are over. No more trials or heartaches ever again.
You see your beloved Savior descend from heaven on a cloud with a shout, the voice of the chief of angels, and the sound of trumpets. All God’s children who have experienced death are resurrected and begin ascending towards Jesus. You recognize some of them. They are your friends and family members who passed away! The next thing you know, you and the rest of God’s children who never tasted death begin to rise with them, and together you all meet Jesus in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17). No words in any human language can describe the splendor of that moment!
Can you even begin to imagine what heaven will be like? Think of all the things Jesus has prepared for us there and can’t wait to show us! In your lifetime you’ve seen mountains, hills, seas, rivers, lakes, plants, and animals, the wonders and beauty of nature. But none of it even comes close to what awaits us there! Everything there is perfect, never stained by sin.
Do you realize that we have never actually seen beauty until we’ve seen His Country? The grass is truly green. And the flowers! So many different kinds and colors far beyond the limits of our current color spectrum. The water is clear as crystal, and the crystal is clearer than the purest crystal we have on this earth. And the food! The taste of the food is indescribable (Revelation 22:1)! The twelve gates of God’s City are made of twelve pearls,real pearls, and the streets are paved with pure gold–nothing like the “gold” we see in this world (Revelation 21:21).
It’ll be so amazing to finally be there! Our imaginations don’t even come close to doing it justice. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
I know I don’t want to miss it! We’re going to be so happy there! I can hardly wait for that day!
But until then, remember that Jesus loves you so very, very much. Remind yourself of this every day, especially when you look at His creation. And keep in touch with Him. He’s eager to hear from you!