Homesick for Heaven

When business recruiters visit prospective employees to tell them about their business, they put up a good front. They may woo the recruit with an expensive dinner while they paint a wonderful picture of the company. The description is so exciting that the recruit can hardly wait to begin. However, soon after being hired the new employee discovers that everything isn't quite as rosy as it was originally portrayed.

Will heaven really offer such wonderful benefits that the recruit can't wait to get started? Vance Havner, who was one of the most quotable pulpiteers of our time, said, "I'm homesick for heaven. It's the hope of dying that has kept me alive this long." Heaven is a wonderful place and the benefits for the believer are out of this world!

The Other Side

This isn't death - it's glory! It is not dark - it's light!
It isn't stumbling, groping, Or even faith - it's sight!
This isn't grief - it's having My last tear wiped away;
It's sunrise - it's the morning Of my eternal day!
This isn't even praying It's speaking face to face;
Listening and glimpsing The wonders of His grace.
This is the end of pleading For strength to bear my pain;
Not even pain's dark memory Will ever live again.
How did I bear the earth-life Before I knew this rapture
Of meeting face to face The One who sought me, saved
And kept me by His grace!

Our Patient Merciful God
The Bible and the Gospel speak of God's great mercy for us ...

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