Sunday, January 18, 2015

waiting for Jesus

   Paul wrote in Philippians about how he was torn between living and going on to be with Christ. "To live is Christ and to die is gain." I feel like I understand that more and more all the time.
   It's never that I want to die, and it's never that I hate my life. Mostly it's a simple, burning, desperate desire for Jesus to come back. It's just that I know seeing Him face-to-face will be better than anything else ever. I know that nothing I could even hope for in this life could compare to spending eternity with Him.
   I think some people are scared of eternity. Scared of Heaven even. I mean, I guess forever is kind of a long time when you think about it.
   I don't actually know that much about Heaven. I basically know that God is there. And I get to hang out with Him. And there is constant, incessant, 24/7 music. Everyone praises God. All the time. Oh! And there's gonna be a huge wedding feast when we all get there. I'm pretty pumped about that.
   Anyway. I don't know about you, but Heaven sounds way simpler and so much better than living here. I am forever grateful to Jesus for giving me something so overwhelmingly wondrous to look forward to. Something that can never be taken away.
   Come quickly, Jesus!
"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body."
~Philippians 1:20-24