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Heaven: I can’t wait!

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And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.  And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.  By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day-and there will be no night there.  They bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.  But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  -Revelation 21:22-27

So I read this yesterday and thought, “That’s kind of cool.   Heaven should be a good time.”  Then I went to an International Fair here in Phnom Penh and God put color to the text.  As we were walking around there were people dressed in traditional outfits from countless nations, aromas from tables full of tasty ethnic-ness, music and dancing from all over the world.  I ate Malaysian fried rice, listened to Lebanese music, watched Baliwood dancing and realized this is a fantastic day, but a small, pathetic glimpse of what Heaven will be.

Revelation 21:26 says, “They will bring into it the glory and honor of the nations.” The glory and honor of the nations!

Picture this: An endless, eternal international city with the best architecture, art, music, dancing, food, natural wonders, clothes, traditions, fun and anything else you can think of, from every nation and people group throughout all of time, all redeemed and to the glory of God!

No worries about spending the day on a beach and walking away scorched by the sun.  No thought of, “Is this delicious street food going to send me running to the bathroom in an hour?”  No frustration of language barriers.  No culture shock.  No long travel days.

Just the glory and honor and beauty and splendor of the nations at our fingertips to enjoy forever.  And at the center of it all?  The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb, being our temple and the light by which we see everything.  As though the person of Jesus Christ and the physical presence of God would not be enough on their own, we get all the other stuff too, just because that’s how much we are loved!

So, if your heart is in the nations but your body is not, no worries!  This is what we have in store!  If you’re like me and would like to be in at least five different countries on any given day, it’s coming!  I, for one, cannot wait!!

Note: The verses above are only six out of 27 in this chapter, all describing the awesomeness of Heaven, you should read the rest and get excited!

Written by stephndavis

January 30, 2011 at 3:27 am