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.”
The Important Thing About Heaven
Devotion based on Revelation 21:3
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It’s comforting to think about the souls of believers in Jesus resting in heaven. They don’t have to worry about the stresses of this world and deal with medical issues. Their bodies are safely in the grave, and on judgment day, their souls will be reunited with their bodies raised perfectly from the dead.
When Revelation, the last book of the Bible, describes heaven after judgment day, it doesn’t spend a lot of time on what those glorified bodies are like. People would like to know what activities there will be, and what the consequences are of never having body and soul separate again. But Revelation says there is something more important to know about heaven.
God is there with his people. They have direct contact with him because their sin no longer separates them from him. Their glorified bodies are not affected by sin, so they are able to see God with their own eyes in his perfection and holiness. He is right there with them, and he calls them his people.
It will be nice to be reunited with beloved Christian family members and friends in heaven. It will be especially nice to be that close to Jesus—our friend and our brother.
Be with me, Lord Jesus, until I join you in the perfection of heaven. Amen.