All Christians want to go there. We picture heaven in our minds: large mansions to live in, roads paved with gold, every one is perfect in body and soul and we are all united with the people we loved here on earth. We frolic through the gardens, chase butterflies, play with our pets and feel no pain. But really . . . . . is that all there is?
I pray to God that it is not! I do not want a body that limits me to standing on this earth for eternity. I want a spirit that is free from all boundaries and one that can sour through the clouds. A body that can explore every experience known to man. But, most of all, I want to feel the ultimate love that only God can give me. I want to be in the presence of God and never, ever, leave His sight.
I will still enjoy seeing my family and friends and I will love them even more but I will also love those who were my enemies. There will be no hate in heaven. Heaven is being united with our Almighty Father and Creator, because He is all love and goodness. Any love and happiness that we experience here on earth cannot compare to what God has promised us. Understanding what we must do to enter into Heaven is where we fall short. Finding the answers as we deplete our lives is not an easy thing to do, but it can be done by praying and following the two commandments given to us my Jesus Christ in Mark 12:30-31,
(12:30). “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. (12:31) The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandments greater than these.”
So today, our journey to Heaven begins. We will pray for forgiveness when we sin. We will love the Lord, our God, with every fiber in our bodies. We will follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We will remember that every breath we take is a gift given to us by God, and we will remember that death is not the end of our lives but the beginning of our existence in the presence of our Heavenly Father.