Sneak Peek

Don’t you just love getting a sneak peek of something yet to come? This past weekend when Don and I were at Mom and Dad’s, we took a little trip down to Branson to check out the lodges where our extended family will have a reunion the end of May.

We got to take a look, inside and out, at the beautiful vacation homes where we’ll be staying. They’re perfect! The resort itself is still in development, but the homes are ready to go — and so are we :) The living and dining areas will be spacious enough to accommodate our crew when we all gather in one place. Now we just have to wait for the gathering date. I can see us all there now and can hardly wait!

This sneak peek reminded me of another time I got to take a glimpse into a future destination. Several years ago I attended a 50th anniversary celebration of the church I grew up in. Lots of fond reunions took place that day.

I got to once again be with the “kids” I ran around with in grade school, high school, and college. My first softball coach, who also happened to pastor the church way back when, was there, as well as the preacher who married us. Sweet fellowship ruled the day, and when we praised God that evening in worship together, I felt like I was getting a taste of heaven. What joy, what contentment filled my soul. The feeling of family couldn’t have been stronger.

Would you like a glimpse of heaven today? Revel in what the Bible has to say about our future home:

“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem…prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 21: 2-4; 22:17b)

“Jesus answered,…’whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” (John 4:13-14)

Ahh…eternal life in heaven. Let’s linger a moment at this sneak peek… Can’t wait to see you there!

*Flickr photo by Lodewijk van den Broek, Creative Commons License

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