Gifts of God’s Kingdom

There’s a place beyond the universe that’s irresistible.  When we die we’ll surely be escorted there by angels.  And we’ll find eternal rest with our Supreme Being with the best of humanity.  This will be our eternal reward won for a life of grace, dedication, and service to Almighty God.  In this everlasting state there will be celebration of peace and joy.  We presently live with angels watching over us with visions of heaven.  But as soon as we cross over into God’s territory there’s no looking back.  Daily, we’ll be face to face with God’s radiance and celestial forces of goodness.

Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), an Italian explorer, navigator and colonizer wrote, “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in the world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”  We’ve often heard that gold – money if you wish, corrupts us if not used wisely.  Columbus however viewed gold positively as a source for winning souls.

Family & Friends

Heavenly goals must start with family and friends.  Charles Kuralt (1934–1997), a journalist said, “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”  We’ve to exchange our earthly crosses for heavenly crowns.  By honoring and obeying God’s will we’ll know his truth, and be touched by love.  So when dark moments raise their ugly heads we would say like Aristotle Onassis (1906–1975), a Greek shipping magnate: “It is during the darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”  Onassis might very well have thought about our final destination of blessedness that surpasses all understanding.

Light & Darkness

Before being called home most will have worn-out bodies.   We’ll experience harrowing feelings, the gushing waters in churning waves, and living in a troubled world.  Evil forces seek to influence us into doing evil deeds.  But do not be dismayed, just remain steadfast in faith, and follow the narrow road that leads to righteousness.

Harriet Tubman (1822–1913), an African American abolitionist reminded us: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach the stars to change the world.”  Tubman’s observation is true.   We must play our role in leading others – even if it’s only one person, to do what’s good.  This is a Christian’s responsibility and we should realize great is our power with the Holy Spirit.

Our Reception

Mother Teresa (1910–1997), a Roman Catholic missionary in India exhorted us: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them your strength lie.”  In persevering let us all endeavor to do our very best.  So when we arrive at the finish-line in heaven we’ll be hearing angels proclaiming: “Well done, true and faithful servants.”  Then people will be gathered at God’s heavenly banquet.  There will be rejoicing of angels and archangels as we’re being called to God’s Kingdom for our just rewards.



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