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June 5, 2019

Plan Now For The Trip Of A Lifetime: Anticipation Is Half The Fun

The Trip Of A Lifetime

If you could plan a trip to any destination in the world, where would you go?  The Bahamas?  Hawaii?  Rome?  It’s fun to plan a trip!  When you decide on a destination, excitement begins to build.  Anticipation is half the fun.  Every morning, you wake up one day closer to your dream vacation.  You daydream about where you will go and what you will do.  The closer the trip gets, the more excited you get.  The week before the trip, you ae so pumped that you can hardly concentrate on your work.  And then, finally, the big day is here.  It’s time to leave!

I wish people felt the same way about heaven.  When you become a Christian, excitement begins to build.  Anticipation is half the fun.  Every morning, you wake up one day closer to heaven.  You dream about what it will be like and what you will do.  The closer heaven gets, the more excited you get.  As you get older, you are so pumped that you can hardly concentrate on worldly matters.  And then, finally the big day is here.  It’s time to go to heaven!

Is that the way you feel?  That’s how Paul felt.  “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling”(2 Corinthians 5.1-2).  Are you longing for heaven?  Do you think about it every day?  It’s time to get excited!

Buddy Johnson
Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ