Sunday September 16, 2018

by colinscanvas

1 Peter 3:22

22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.

“But Lord when I die, I wanna live on the outskirts of Heaven. Where there’s dirt roads for miles, hay in the fields, and fish in the river. Where there’s dogwood trees and honeybees and blue skies and green grass forever. Lord when I die, I wanna live on the outskirts of Heaven.” -Craig Campbell (Outskirts of Heaven)

This is a song my roommates and I will throw on if we are having a bad day. It reminds us of a hope. A hope for a better life in heaven. We toss our current worries to the side and focus on Jesus. A man who died for us, raised from the dead, and is now at His thrown next to God in heaven. What a life. What a death.

For most, I would say the thought of death has crossed our mind. What if I die? What about my family? What will happen? Its a hard question to think about. I definitely have. Before Jesus, I would worry constantly. I would have anxiety attacks. It was scary. The unknown is scary.

Everything changed when I was introduced to Jesus. He gave me hope. Hope for a new life on this earth. A relationship with Jesus will bring you more peace than you can comprehend. More peace than you have ever experienced. Peace in the past. Peace in the present. Peace for the future. I trust Jesus is who He says He is. Therefore I trust in heaven. There is hope in heaven. You just have to believe and follow.

Do I have hope in heaven?

How can I help others find peace?

Dear Lord, thank you so much for your son Jesus. It is through Him we have hope. Hope for a future and hope for a better life. We are so undeserving of your love for us. Thank you for all you have done and will do. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman


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