I believe there is a Heaven and a Hell and that Jesus will return to judge all people and to establish His eternal Kingdom.
The angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city.
I could finally afford a lavish gift for my mom, who had sacrificed everything for my three siblings and me. Excited, I made reservations at an opulent hotel facing the beautiful Niagara Falls. But tragically, days before our scheduled departure, Mom passed away from pancreatic cancer. I missed getting to honor her with this special gift. I was devastated on so many levels.
Delving into God’s Word seeking comfort, I read the passage above describing God’s future kingdom with a grand river containing the water of life flowing from the very throne of God. Hmm! surely this river will rival Niagara Falls.
As it turns out, our trip wasn’t canceled; it was postponed. The upcoming trip will not be paid for by her son, but by the Son of God. We will not be staying in a hotel, but in a permanent residence prepared by Jesus. And we will be together not for days, but for all eternity.
I look forward to seeing you there. You’ll find me by the river. Stop by. I want to introduce you to my mom.
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