Heaven is a place of beauty and perfection. It is part of God’s creation in the beginning.
Heaven is not a fairy tale or man made. It is the fullness of God’s glory.
Heaven is our hope, our peace, our resting place.
Jesus reminds us of this hope for the believer and those left behind.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:1-3, 27 NIV
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘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 21:1-4 NIV
My friend if you or your family are grieving when the chair or chairs are empty around the table this Thanksgiving keep all the good memories and be reminded that heaven is truly our hope and our eternal home until we meet again.
Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving! 🙏