There’s a place beyond the universe that’s irresistible. When people die they will be escorted there by angels. And they will find eternal rest with their Supreme Being and the best of humanity. This will be our eternal reward won for a life of grace, dedication, and service to Almighty God. In this state there will be an everlasting celebration. People presently live with angels watching over them and with visions of heaven. But when they cross over into God’s territory there’s no looking back. Eventually they will be face to face with God’s radiance, and his 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.” People often hear that gold – money if you wish, corrupts if not used wisely. Columbus viewed gold positively as a means for winning souls.
Family & Friends
Heavenly goals must begin with family and friends. Charles Kuralt (1934–1997), a journalist said, “The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.” By honoring and obeying God’s will people know the truth, and are touched by love. So when dark moments raise their ugly heads they 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 have thought about our final destination that surpasses all understanding.
Light & Darkness
Before being called home most would have worn-out their bodies. They would experience harrowing feelings in a troubled world. Evil forces sought to influence them into doing evil deeds. But do not be dismayed, just remain steadfast in the faith, and follow the narrow road of righteousness.
Harriet Tubman (1822–1913), an African American abolitionist wrote, “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. People must play their role in leading others – even if it’s only one person, to do what’s right. This is a believer’s responsibility undertaken by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mother Teresa (1910–1997), a Roman Catholic missionary said, “Be faithful in small things because it is in them your strength lie.” In perseverance let’s all endeavor to do our very best. So when people arrive at the finish-line in heaven they will hear the angels proclaiming: “Well done, true and faithful servants.” Then they will gather at God’s heavenly banquet where there’s rejoicing as they are called to God’s Kingdom for their just rewards.