Daily Devotional for July 22, 2021

There are some things in life that are a given. 

The sun always rises in the East.  It always rains the day I wash my truck.  Bad things always happen in threes.

I know these are true because I’ve experienced them.

There are also some things in heaven that are a given.

There is no email.  Brussels sprouts are not allowed.  There are a lot of puppies.

I know these are true because we have a very good God and that’s what a very good God would do.

Granted, the Bible doesn’t really tell us too much about heaven, but it tells us what matters most.

Heaven is a place where the bad of this world fades into the past, we see God’s beautiful face, and everything and everyone we love is made new, fresh, and complete.

This is why the absolute best description in the Bible says, “I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”  Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.”   (Revelation 21:3-5a)

The point to reminding everyone there are no Brussels sprouts in heaven is to help us understand all the gross, evil, ugly things of this world will never encroach in the wonderful life God planned for us.

So, if you’ve ever wondered what heaven is like, be assured, the Bible is very clear.  You will be with God.  That’s all that really matters.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me believe and live my life in such a way that someday, when I close my eyes in this world for the last time, I will open them and see your beautiful face.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Just for the record, while I cannot find it in the Bible, I’m quite sure in heaven, my sermons will be on a never-ending broadcast from loudspeakers for everyone to hear.

Now that’s what I call heaven.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins