Not to rub it in, but I had my vacation last week. Tim and I mainly worked around the house and ran a few errands, but we did take one day and visited The Biltmore House in Asheville North Carolina. It was awesome. If you have never visited there, I would suggest going at least once. Its beauty and opulence are breath taking. I can’t imagine calling a place like that home. Being a klutz, I would be afraid to touch anything. But as believers in Christ, we have our own mansion awaiting us.
“The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.” Revelation 21:18-21 (NIV)
I don’t think we can truly appreciate the beauty of Heaven this side of eternity. But there are other appeals to Heaven as well.
“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” Revelation 21:23 (NIV)I hope these verses will give you all little encouragement this week. Nothing on Earth can compare to what is awaiting us one day in Heaven!