Are you looking forward to heaven? Revelation 21 paints a picture of heaven as a place of safety and beauty. Safety, because "there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain." (v4) Beauty, because "the glory of God gives it light." (v23)
But can you confidently look forward to heaven?
Revelation 21 also tells us that "nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful." (v27) To those who truly know their sin, hell seems a far greater reality than heaven.
But Revelation 21 also shows us that the central feature of heaven is the Lamb, our Savior Jesus, who sacrificed His innocent life for the guilt of our sins. Look to Jesus, and know that you are cleansed of your impurity, your sin. As you look to the Lamb, YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY LOOK FORWARD TO HEAVEN.
Come visit us at CHRIST OUR REDEEMER for more of this message of God's grace!
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.