This series is called forever. ‘Forever’ is a pretty mind bending subject, something pretty hard to get your head around. The best way to see it is like a perfect circle. There is no beginning or end, it just keeps going! That’s what forever is like, we will spend forever with God in heaven, living on into eternity with Him!
It’s hard to imagine what this place will be like, it may even make us have more questions than answers. Will we get tired? What about sleep? Will we eat? Do I get to fly? So many questions! One thing we do know is we will never suffer again. The book of Revelation, right at the end of the Bible speaks about eternity: Revelation 21:4 (NLT), “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Wow! No more death or tears or pain. What an incredible promise. I believe Jesus will return and we will be with Him in heaven.
OUR ETERNAL HOME
When I’ve been away, maybe on a holiday or a special trip, I always love that feeling of coming home. A place that is our own, where we can feel safe and comfortable. Where we are now, may not be our home forever, but God has made an eternal home for us! Hebrews 13:14 (NLT), “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”
Right now you might be a citizen of your country, like America or maybe somewhere else if that’s where you were born. The Bible says that as Christians, we have another home, and we are citizens of another place - Heaven! Philippians 3:20 (NLT), “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Saviour.”
The Bible describes this eternal home as being pretty spectacular, Revelation 21:11 (NIRV), “It shone with the glory of God. It gleamed like a very valuable jewel. It was like a jasper, as clear as crystal.” A home designed by God especially for us.
Discuss the following questions with your child…
1. What do you imagine heaven will be like?
2. Who is someone you are looking forward to seeing in Heaven?
3. What does it mean when the Bible says, “Our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20)?
This past Sunday we learned about John’s vision of heaven in Revelation. Print out the picture below and color it in!