Revelations 21:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

So many times, we get caught up in this life and we rarely take time to think about the life to come. Heaven is a beautiful thought. Though we don’t like to think about death or being absent from this life, our families, and our friends, death is a just the passageway to the eternal riches the Lord has in store for those He loves and that love Him.

“Stonewall” Jackson, a general of the Confederate Army under Gen. Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War, was a man who faced death every single day. He was faced with the prospect that during battle he might very well die. However, General Jackson was ready for death, and did not fear it, because he was right with God. One day, during the early morning hours of a battle that was to take place, Gen. Jackson was shot by some of his own men. Soon, pneumonia set in, and Gen. Jackson died. His last words have never been forgotten, “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

This is what heaven means to me. Crossing over the Jordan to be separated from this life, only to rest under the shade of the trees on the other side. In the book of Revelations, we are promised there will be no more tears, death won’t be anymore, and there will be no pain because the former things that we now know will be gone.

You might be young and not think about it at all, but remember: this life is only preparation for the one to come. You might be a little older and thinking more about death and what it will bring. Hold on to this promise and focus as well on leaving a legacy to your families.

Oh, what a wonderful day awaits the Bride of Jesus Christ!

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And some morning when life is shutting off from our veins, and our breath is failing to come to us, the veil will open back; she'll come down, perhaps, to the end of the Jordan, to help us over. Oh, to that glorious day when we step our feet over yonder, where there'll not be… The air will not be contaminated with cigarette smoke. There will never be a drunkard on the street. There will never be a prostitute. There will never be sin. There will never be nothing like that. But, in the glorious forever, will we live with peace with our Lord Jesus Christ and our children. And, oh, what a wonderful day.

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