“The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:18-27)
I can’t explain why atrocious things happen here on earth. I can’t understand the evil in man’s heart. But I can focus on my future home in heaven, a place which will blow my mind when I get there. There will be beauty beyond what we can fathom here, but more importantly, there will be Jesus. Just His presence alone will light the whole place. There will be no more sadness, grief, tears, confusion, depression, loneliness, or pain. Just Jesus. He is all we need here and all we will need there.
While I focus on the splendor of heaven, I must also try to get as many people to know Jesus as I can. That is why I am here, why God has left us on earth as long as He has. He wants our excitement for His presence to be so contagious, that people trade in a hopeless life for one that is full of hope. We are here to get the lost people around us to long for heaven. They need Jesus. Just Jesus.
This world needs Jesus.
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