The most beautiful story
'They shall see his face...they shall reign forever and ever.' Revelation 22:4-5 NKJV
In order to know how a story ends, it's good to read until the end of the book. And the greatest story on earth, found in the Bible, has the most exciting ending!
In Revelation 22, the final chapter of the Bible, we're told that we 'shall see his [Jesus'] face.' One of the greatest joys of Heaven is that we'll see the face of Jesus, the one we love most. The Bible says: 'Now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is' (1 John 3:2 NIV). We will see him, we will be like him, and we will be with him forever. What an incredible thought. We're also told: 'And they [we] shall reign forever and ever.' Wow, we will reign with Christ in the next stage of life! And, amazingly, the end also includes: 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away' (Revelation 21:4 NIV). It's comforting to know that we will never face trials, pain, sickness or grief in this beautiful place of Heaven.
Let's read God's beautiful story through his Word, the Bible. Let's get to know him, in this life and the next.
So what now? Thank God for his beautiful story of redemption. Enjoy your life here with him, looking forward to the next.
Soulfood: Isa 26-29, Matt 11:10-19, Ps 107:17-22, Pro 3:21-24