Jesus said, “I will come again,
and we will be together forever.”
You cannot live a confident life now unless you have a great view of heaven as your future. As it is written in Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
“Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.”
Bertrand Russell a brilliant 20th century British mathematician and philosopher was an atheist and wrote the following:
“…all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man’s achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the débris of a universe in ruins—all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul’s habitation henceforth be safely built.” – From his book -A Free Man’s Worship.
What a dark and chilling way to live and die!
Philosophies, as Russell refers to religions such as Christianity, have not died as he predicted. Rather Christianity lives and has increased significantly since Russell’s death.
I recall a good friend of mine, woke up one morning, got up, felt good but he was in heaven by suppertime. No warning, no preparation time, the angels came into the ER room, strengthened him just as they did Jesus in Gethsemane before he died (Luke 22:43) and ever so gently lifted him up and carried him to heaven just as they did with Lazarus the beggar (Luke 16:22).
Can you find yourself hearing the Saviour say to you what He said to the disciples so long ago, “STOP LETTING YOUR HEARTS TROUBLE YOU. YOU BELIEVE IN GOD BELIEVE ALSO IN ME…I will come again and we will be together forever.”