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Are We There Yet?

Did you ever ask your parents that question when you were sitting in the back seat, barely able to stretch your neck up high enough to see out the car window to watch the scenery pass by? Not yet, comes the answer from the front seat. Then in two minutes; "are we there yet?" How things have changed!

It seems that the weeks fly by as they turn into the months that form the years that have passed by and now we are older. I think I have always been fascinated by the passing days of time. Oddly, we really don't belong here Christian. Our real place in with Jesus. He said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.4 You know the way to the place where I am going,” (John14:1-4).

It is very comforting to know that we will all soon be in that place Jesus has gone ahead to prepare for all of us who trust in Him. In that wonderful place there won't be any "are we there yet?" questions. In heaven, there is no time counting. No seconds, no minutes, etc. We won't even think about time since it won't exist in eternity. We can't be bored. Boring situations come from doing a thing too long. But in heaven, where there is no time, it will be impossible to be tired or bored. Every moment will be new and fresh. Every day will be the first day. The excitement will never end. The love and peace and life will never end. We will be as innocent as Christ Himself, and we will share in His rewards!

Here are several rewards (or crowns) we will share.

  1. The Victors Crown, (1 Corinthians. 9:25-27).

  2. The Crown of Rejoicing, (1 Thessalonians. 2:19).

  3. The Crown of Righteousness, (2 Tim. 4:8).

  4. The Crown of Life, (James 1:12; Rev. 2:10).

  5. The Crown of Glory, (1 Peter 5:4).

One day soon, the Christian will hear the trumpet of God and the voice of the archangel. 16 a"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.18 Therefore encourage one another with these words," (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

O happy day!!

Bro. Don


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