I want to talk about our eternal comfort today, which is heaven.
An Eternity of Comfort
Today is the Sunday before Easter. In the church calendar, it is called Palm Sunday. This is the day Jesus returned to Jerusalem as a different kind of king, humble and riding on a colt.
There is another day on the church calendar, but nobody knows the date. That will be the day Jesus returns to earth as a the King of kings and Lord of Lords, glorious and riding on a white horse of vengeance and truth.
Palm Sunday will be fulfilled in Advent Day, that Great Day. In that Day this whole cosmos will be rolled up like a scroll, the elements will be dissolved, and the new heavens and earth will be born.
The story of this worn out world is going somewhere, and if you are a child of God, that somewhere is heaven.
If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, within sixty seconds of your death, you will more alive than you have ever been before.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, (Philippians 3:20)
This verse tells us where our citizenship is, and where our Savior is. Heaven and heaven.
The whole story of history is a story of God creating beings in his own image for fellowship with him. We humans are that race, and our fellowship with God is meant to be eternal.
Peel back all the layers of creation and existence, and you'll find a God of love at the core. A loving, relational Trinity at the core. In his eternal counsels, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, have decreed that we should enjoy his company forever.
So David could say...
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. (Psalms 23:6)
God is restoring to us the Paradise that we lost in the garden of Eden. But not only restoring Paradise, he is radically, immeasurably upgrading it, beyond your wildest imagination.
Heaven is the native land for a child of God. You were made for heaven, body, soul, and spirit, mind, will, emotions.
Before I get to deep into it, I need to say that