"The promises of Heaven"

Posted on August 2, 2019.

    The promises of Heaven are glorious! But trying to imagine what Heaven will really be like is far beyond our human capability. Our limited understanding and the fear of the unknown sometimes may cloud our hope and joy, but the following story may put it all into proper perspective.
    A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
    Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."
    "You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"
    The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing. I know my Master is there and that is enough."*
    What will Heaven really be like?  Christ, our Master will be there, and that is all we really need to know.  The Master is waiting for us!”                                                                 As it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”                                         1 Corinthians 2:9