December 16: Feasting
When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God."- Luke 14:15
Billy Graham is quoted for having said:“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” Heaven is God’s Kingdom, and our home.
If you are a follower of Christ, you can look forward to an eternity spent with God in Heaven. In heaven there will be fellowship with God, and celebration (Luke 13:29, Matthew 8:11).
During December I generally don’t buy anything but groceries. I know Christmas is right around the corner, and so I’m likely to be blessed by gifts from friends and family.
My family doesn’t remind me daily that they’ve gotten me a gift, and I don’t need to see wrapped presents to reassure myself. I know that they love me, and I can count on those gifts. Yes I’m very spoiled.
Small children often have that same confidence. They know that their parents are going to get them gifts, the thought of questioning that reality never crosses their minds.
The beautiful, wonderful, exciting, shout-it-from-the-rooftops truth is that you are a resident of Heaven. God has promised you eternal fellowship in heaven, where everything will be new (Isaiah 65:17). Jesus purchased your visa with his life.
Live like a resident of heaven. Live in the confidence that you will spend eternity with God. Live like nothing on earth will last (1 John 2;17), including all your resources (2 Peter 3:10), and even your body (1 Peter 1:24). Live knowing this life is like a vapor compared to your eternal fellowship (James 4:14).
In anticipation of New Years, consider making a Vision Board for 2019 (Here’s a template for structured Christian Vision Board). This is a fun activity for Children and adults. Make your Vision Board with Luke 14:15 in mind. What can you aim for this year that will challenge you to live in faith and trust?
Written by: Mary Weinstein
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