Peeling away the layers of insignificant things, I’ve found the most common pursuit of us all. Ultimately, the main thing is to make it to Heaven. All discussions of life and living end at Eternal Life. Next comes our Purpose for life, followed by our Identity in Christ, but the primary still remains; Our Destiny.
A rich man asked the right question: Luke 18:18, “…what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He had followed the Law, but knew there was something else that had to be accomplished. Jesus told him to sell all and give it away, and then to take up his cross and follow Him. The man left sorrowful because he counted the cost and was unwilling to part with his life’s possessions. All those years following the Law now lay empty on the premise of self-interest.
Still, the question remains which prods men and women to seek the Lord. ‘Where shall I spend eternity?’ is at the core of the human consciousness. Even those who claim there is no God must deal with that question and it frightens them. Some are privileged enough to have a forewarning of the day when they transition from this life to the next, but many are not. Some are allowed time to put their spiritual house in order and make wrong things right. Yet we must not live thinking that we can “fix” ourselves when we grow a little older. Paul wrote, 2 Cor. 6:2 “now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Heaven is our desire; to be with Jesus, our passion. Eternal Life; to rule and reign with Him is the heartbeat of the people of God. Nothing must deter us from this point. All the beauty and treasures of this world will one day look so empty compared to that day and the place that He has prepared for us. Heaven. It’s on my mind. John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole