Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people.
~Revelation 21:3, NLT
Heaven is a home where God’s children abide forever: hell is a hole, a deep dark abyss.
~Ruth Graham Lotz
There is a huge difference between a house and a home. June and I live in an humble cottage that is just right for us. We have only two bedrooms but that is all Big Mama wants. The house we live in does not belong to us, we are merely tenants but it is special to us and to the children and grandchildren. They think it is Big Mama’s house. What makes a house special is the tenants, the people dwelling within the house. I do have a dream house but it isn’t here on earth. It is the home or the room that Jesus is preparing for me in heaven, a house within a house. It is a safe home and there are no mortgage payments. It has already been paid for by the blood of Jesus. There is no chance of foreclosure and it needs no maintenance. No hair clogging the drains and no trim to paint. But the thing that is most important is–Jesus is there as our host. It will not be an empty house.
This heavenly home is blessed with peace, joy, and love. Peace is so allusive here on earth but there it will be abounding. There have been two or three times in my life when I felt a sensation sense of peace coursing through my veins. I remember praying, “LORD, take me right now.” Unfortunately for me, there have been many more times when peace seemed to avoid me. We will not have to worry about fickle emotions in heaven. Peace will permeate the entire house. We will not have a doubt in the world. Our home in heaven is also filled joy and laughter. No sadness or grief in this beautiful home. I love laughter and there will be plenty in heaven. Of course there will be love. Jesus has instructed us to love the Father with all our heart, soul and mind and to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves: in heaven we will get it right–it will be place of incredible love. There is nothing I love more than to have my family gathered around the table enjoying a meal together. No calories in heaven: we can stay in the kitchen. When we go on a cruise, we can hang out on deck 11 where they have pizza 24-7. Ole Gregg and myself are going to love heaven.
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