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  • Writer's pictureGina Stinson

30 Days of Thanks Day 5

I was about 13 years old when my grandfather on my dad’s side passed away. That was probably my first recollection of death in my family. Since then, many people I love have passed away—many of them with a clear testimony of heaven in their destiny.

I cannot imagine what heaven will be like. The visual given to us in God’s word is amazing and literally out-of-this-world. God’s handiwork will be displayed in grandeur like nothing our earthly eyes have ever envisioned. It will be marvelous.

The loved ones and friends that have died and have already gone before us, make heaven sweeter each and every day. Having lost a parent, both of my in-laws and close friends my heart aches for the day I will be reunited (however that looks.)

But something far sweeter will be there. Yes, there will be unbelieveable architechture, animals of grace and majesty, a home beyond anything I can comprehend, friends and family, milk and honey, streets of gold and pearly gates—but they will not compare to the moment I see the Lord.

Truly, I cannot begin to understand what I have yet to experience, but because I know the Word of God is true, I know how I will react. My knee will bow and my tongue will confess that he is Lord. My song will change from earthly words to a song of heaven—one the angels cannot sing. Eternity will be filled with praise and honor and glory to God. My mind will be changed and the things that consumed me on earth will no longer be important. The things I didn’t understand will be understood and for the first time ever, I will be fully immersed in righteous worship of my Lord.

That is what I know about heaven.

I am thankful God has created such a beautiful place for those who have a relationship with him. The beauty of heaven will only be enjoyed by those who have acknowledged Jesus Christ as their Savior. What a gift God has given us. Will you be there too?

Today, I am thankful for the promise of a better day. Today, I am thankful for the promise of heaven.

What are you thankful for today?

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