I repeat this post (that is the script from a radio spot) periodically. But, it is important that none of you forget the directions. Jamie and I want you to come by our party. If you need directions, you need only read John 14:1-6.
My family talks about where we are going to meet when we get to the Heavenly City.
You have to see the picture in your mind. Revelation 22 says that there is a river as clear as crystal flowing from the throne of God down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river is the Tree of life.
Can you see that in your mind? The Lord Jesus sitting gloriously on a throne, a great tree-lined river crashing down from his throne, and vast throngs of people from every part of the world celebrating?
I can’t wait. But, I also want to make sure my friends and family know where to meet. Here is the plan. We are all going to meet at the 5th tree on the right side of the river facing the throne. Be sure it is the right side of the river as you face the throne. Then count 5 trees back.
My daughter Allison is concerned that our spot may already be reserved. What if someone like Daniel has reserved our tree? But, I tell her they’ll just have to share our space. We’re going to be right next to that tree in the Heavenly City.
If you know Christ, can you find just a few moments today to reflect on what you are looking forward to in the Heavenly City? Who are you looking forward to seeing? Can you imagine feeling perfectly healthy? No more death, mourning, crying, or pain (Revelation 21:3-5)!
I am Pastor Chris Brauns from the Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley. I’m sure I won’t meet all of you in person. Wouldn’t it be cool if the first time you and I shook hands was at the Heavenly City before the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ? Through faith in you can be there. Come by, 5th tree, right side facing the throne, at the great celebration of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.