When we all see Jesus, We’ll sing and shout the victory!
- Refrain from When We All Get to Heaven, lyrics by Eliza E. Hewitt
About a week ago and in honor of Mothers Day, I wrote a blog about my own mother, a woman who worked hard to instill in me good Christian values and who, for part of my years at home, also had to sub for my father who died when I was young. In response to that blog, I received many comments from good readers who told of their longing to be able to sit and talk with their mother and how much they missed them. I commiserated with them, but then I responded.
I said, "Well, it sounds like your mother was a devoted and faithful woman and you appear to be the same, so the day will come when you will be reunited with her and all of your faithful loved ones in the Great Reunion that will take place in heaven. All sorrow, sadness and pain will be gone and it will be so wonderful it can't even be imagined."
I truly believe this, friends, for nothing else brings sense to this world. God placed us here in His image to live the way He wanted to and, in return, we were expected to grow in faith and stature while gaining the wisdom, strong moral values and maturity to become more like Him. His reward comes not on this earth, but in heaven in the Eternal Life that follows for real believers in Him. We can't talk about it but not mean it, no, He knows everything we do and so we can't be true to Him unless we are true to ourselves with His grace, guidance and love.
Just imagine living in beauty that is so grand, with our loved ones who, like us, will inherit new bodies that are free of all pain and suffering and to join with them in a place where our Father and His Son are there with us. And we will all regularly sing His praises in beautiful harmony with quality of the type that surpasses a choir like the Mormon Tabernacle singers by a wide margin. We will all have that capability. All that yearning to see good old Mom and Dad again will be rewarded as we will be there with them. They will be young, vibrant and happy just like we were with them in those formative years. forever.
If that sounds grand to us and we all want to participate, the time is now to make the commitment that will get you there: believing in Christ by faith and living for Him. That means putting Him first, for if we are right with the Lord, all else will fall into place. It might not be the way we expect it to be, but it will surpass anything we can possibly achieve on our own. So, stop procrastinating and get to work. We've got a trip to heaven and the Grand Reunion to prepare for.