A Better Place
Growing up as a young island boy, I’ve always dreamed of coming to the US. Being influenced by movies and those that came from abroad, the place I always wanted to go to was America.
Naturally, people long for a better place. There is a void within man’s heart that yearns for something better and satisfying.
Interestingly, Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “God has placed eternity in the heart of man.” Longing for a better place, for eternity, has been a divine plan all along!
Ecclesiastes further explains the progression of life. There is a time to be born, a time to die, and the in betweens. From a baby’s first breath, to adulthood, to the diminishing point where we gradually get older and weaker, then on to the day we exit this earthly life.
Hebrews 9:27 explains, we are all appointed to die once. Our exit from this life is not an option and we will all come to that point in our lifetime.
Now, some may think that death is a bad thing, but for a child of God, death is a beautiful and glorious event. For a child of God, death is only a departure where we leave one place for another. The Apostle Paul puts it this way, “…absent from the body is to be present with with Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).
The destination for a believer, as described in Revelation 21:4, is a place where God will “wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed.”
The things happening around us should prompt us to get our one-way ticket ready for our trip to heaven. A trip to the place we are longing for, the place that Jesus is preparing for us.
The progression of life is beautiful because it gets us somewhere, but there is only one way that gets us to our eternal destiny with Christ. How do we get there? Jesus Himself said it, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” (John 14:6).
Question is, do you have Christ in your life? He is the only way there, not religion, not being a good person, not belonging to a godly family, only Jesus.