That will be the title in my message this Sunday at Harvest. It will be the third in a trilogy of messages that I have in essence preached to myself after the sudden departure of my son Christopher to heaven.
One thing I have thought about lately: if a life is cut short, is that it? What if a life is hampered by disability or illness? Or shorter than what we had hoped for, due to death, like when a child dies, or a young man or woman? They had no control over these circumstances. Are these people just ones who just lose?
Then you see other people, living out their lives to advanced years and doing nothing with them or, worse yet, living wicked lives.
We are immortal
Don’t forget that life is not just the time we have on earth for our short stay here. We are immortal and, according to the Bible, we as Christians will live forever in God’s presence.
We will go to heaven when we die as Christians, but we will also see God’s kingdom come to earth when Christ returns, where we will live and reign with Him for 1000 years.
We will be busy in the future
We will not be idle during our time in heaven or earth. We will be busy, doing the Lord’s work (see Revelation 7:15; 22:3).
You wonder if we will be able to finish some of the tasks that remain incomplete on Earth. Or perhaps dreams that were shattered here will be fulfilled then.
Listen, God will not waste or squander any life or gifts. Death for the believer is not the end of life, but a continuation of it in another place. He has other places and times when those gifts may be fulfilled. How, we do not know.
I will be speaking on this and more this Sunday at Harvest. To find out more about this, tune in or watch the archived webcast. Click here to find out more about our webcasts.
Down to earth talk about heaven
The Greater Philadelphia Harvest is only days away. The dates are October 3-5.
One of the slogans used on the billboards has been “Down To Earth Talk About Heaven!” My son Christopher oversaw the design of this campaign, and little did we know when we chose that phrase how significant it would become, as it seems I have talking a lot about heaven lately.
For more info on the Greater Philadelphia Harvest, click here.