Psa. 16:11 ¶ You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasure forevermore.
Do you ever think about heaven? Do you wonder what it is like? What stands out to you; the gold streets, the emerald rainbow, the thousands of angels, family reunion, or maybe the crystal sea. All of those things will be more amazing than anything we have seen in this world yet they will all pale in comparison to the main attraction. Christ Himself will demand our attention just because of Who He is. When we see Him, then we will understand. That day will be more amazing than anything we can even imagine.We will feel waves of love and joy more powerful than we have ever known. This is what heaven is, to know Christ without any barriers to our affection. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon and Rutherford, get ready for a taste of heaven right now.
“Christian, here is joy for thee; thou hast looked, and thou hast seen the Lamb. Through thy tears thine eyes have seen the Lamb of God taking away thy sins. Rejoice, then. In a little while, when thine eyes shall have been wiped from tears, thou wilt see the same Lamb exalted on His throne. It is the joy of thy heart to hold daily fellowship with Jesus; thou shalt have the same joy to a higher degree in heaven; thou shalt enjoy the constant vision of His presence; thou shalt dwell with Him for ever. “I looked, and, lo, a Lamb!” Why, that Lamb is heaven itself; for as good Rutherford says, “Heaven and Christ are the same thing;” to be with Christ is to be in heaven, and to be in heaven is to be with Christ. That prisoner of the Lord very sweetly writes in one of his glowing letters—“O my Lord Jesus Christ, if I could be in heaven without thee, it would be a hell; and if I could be in hell, and have thee still, it would be a heaven to me, for thou art all the heaven I want.” It is true, is it not, Christian? Does not thy soul say so?”
So, are you ready to go? How do you know if your ready? You are only ready when you look with joyful anticipation for that day. The day of the Lord draws near, heaven is about to break into our world.