“Congratulations on your new location!”
“I go to prepare a place for you.” Jn 14:2
A lady ordered two bouquets of flowers, one for a friend who was relocating his business and the other for the funeral of a friend who had just died. Unfortunately, the florist mixed up the orders. As a result, the friend relocating his business received flowers with a note saying “In deepest sympathy,” while the deceased’s flowers came with a card saying, “Congratulations on your new location!” Redeemed child of God, one day you’ll hear the words, “Congratulations on your new location.” Heaven isn’t “a state of mind” or celestial cyberspace. It’s a prepared place for a prepared people. The Bible talks of “the whole family in heaven and earth” (Eph 3:15). Perhaps someone you’ve loved and lost is waiting for you there and you’re looking forward to seeing them again. Perhaps you’re wondering if we’ll know each other. Yes! Would we know less in heaven than we knew on earth? No. Paul says, “Then shall I know even as also I am known” (1Co 13:12). Not only will we know each other, but we’ll eat together and enjoy one another for all eternity. Imagine fabulous food with no cholesterol! No disease. And best of all, no heartache, for God Himself will “wipe away all tears…and there shall be no more death…sorrow…crying, nor pain. All of that…gone forever” (Rev 21:4 TLB). Have you come to the place in life where you know for sure that if you died today you’d go to heaven? You can have that assurance by placing your trust in the One who paid for all your sins—and offers you the gift of eternal life.