Thursday, May 19, 2016
(my notes from Pastor Todd Mullins' message on "heaven")
The Pearly Gates come to mind
i think of harps and of angels
dressed in white, all sublime
There God sits to rule
Upon the Great White Throne
Jesus on His right hand
They're calling all of us home
Some say Heaven is not real
a myth, a lore, a fantasy
a product of imagination
of believers in God and eternity
But Stephen was a living witness
as he was being stoned to death
He saw a glimpse of heaven
Before he drew his last breath
the then persecutor Paul
blinded by a bright light, what did he see?
a glimpse of the glorious heaven
He lived to tell the story
Heaven is a reality
There lived God, the "Authority"
Your last breath on earth
is your first breath in eternity
So what's so great about Heaven
When I can't bring my pet along?
We'll there's a lot to look forward to
Listen to me, the list is long.
In Heaven we'll get new bodies
Healthy, free from pain
no sorrows and no suffering
we will even receive new names
We'll be reunited with our loved ones
I bet you can't wait "to hug Dad"
Over-the- top reunions
There won't be reason to be sad
it is a place to know God's secrets
Heaven will be our home, that's sweet
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
Will be revealed to us by the Spirit"
and yes we'll get the chance to hang
with all the heroes of the faith
Imagine meeting Noah, Moses, Samuel
Bible personalities small and great
And finally the best of all
We will get to be with Jesus
What else could be greater than that?
The exact reality that Paul saw in Damascus
While we all wait to get to Heaven
watch and stand guard, be alert
until you see a Glimpse of eternity
you won't realize the value of your life on earth