The Need for Heaven

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

No longer will the cultivation of creation and human culture be the immediate object of our labor. The immediate object of our activity will be God himself: We will see his face, and we will serve him in a state of everlasting worship and everlasting bliss.
Jesus compared the kingdom of heaven to a vineyard, a mustard seed, virgins, a king who held a wedding feast, and a master who left his home. Revelation 21 talks about walls of jasper and cities of pure gold, with the foundations of the walls adorned with every kind of jewel and each of the gates of the city a single pearl, with streets of gold clear as glass. We know that heaven will be wonderful—beyond any conception of “wonderful” that we can imagine—but what exactly it will look and feel like is ...

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