“The Gospel According to Paul: Our greatest hopes and dreams are yet to be seen. Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Sunday, May 13, 2018
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
What a Wonderful World
There are many beautiful spectacles in the world. In nature, cascading waterfalls, towering trees, and fragrant flowers inspire awe in those who can appreciate such things. We have built sprawling estates with many rooms, and space to house many families comfortably. Some use gold and marble as flooring and covering for fixtures situated all over their properties. Residences such as these captivate the eye and the imagination.
God’s reward for His faithful, however, eclipses everything on this earth, whether natural or fabricated There is no language that can encapsulate the splendor of all that the Lord has been preparing at least since time began. Many inspired writers who attempted to describe the revelations they received could not find adequate words to capture what they saw. The imagination staggers as it tries to conjure up just a glimpse of God’s reward.
Promise of More to Come
It is a blessing to know that the Lord loves us so much that He is preparing a place for us with Him. In spite of the obstacles that sin has put in the way of our relationship with Him, He has overcome them for those who simply surrender to His will. Let the promise of Jesus encourage you.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3). We look forward to that day with great anticipation. If we remain faithful to the end, we will live forever with Jesus.
I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, are you?