This blog entry is going to be shamelessly ripped from my pastor’s sermon and Jonathan Edwards’ thoughts. It was so encouraging to me that I had to share it, and I hope it’s something that warms your heart and fills you with hope as it did me! Thank you to Daniel C., my pastor, for faithfully sharing the Word!
The greatest apologetic that the world will ever know is our love.
But what will love look like in heaven?
It will NEVER END.
So much else in this world passes away, but love endures forever. Love will always exist – always be active. Love is vastly superior to the other gifts.
Love in Heaven
There is coming a time when our love for God will be radically different.
If we were honest with ourselves, there has never been a portion of a moment where we’ve loved the triune God with our whole heart, mind, and strength as we should. Most of us start our prayer time with, ‘Sorry I haven’t loved You like I should this week, God…”
Do you realize that a day will come when we WILL love God rightly? In Eternity!
What a beautiful day to look forward to! That spark of love that feels like a fragile ember? God will fan it into a flame for eternity. Our hearts will NEVER be cold towards God again! The believers in heaven will have NO difficulty expressing their love. it will be a wildfire.
There will also be an overflow of God’s love for His people.
Heaven is a place where God’s presence and love dwells, so uniquely, that we haven’t fully experienced it here on earth. God is an infinite fountain of love, all sufficient, overflowing, and inexhaustible. He is unchanging. He won’t turn to us, 100 years in, and say, “I think I’ll be different today.”
We will know what it means to be loved by God in new ways for all eternity.
If this love awaits you:
- Do not love the things of the world.
- Love and long for the things of heaven.
- Be content with difficulty because keep in mind what God has in store for you!
- Fix your eyes on Christ in heaven.
- Love God and His people now.
It’s not that heaven puts into people what was never in them to begin with. This love is growing there through the continuing work of the Holy Spirit. You are already growing in love, believer. ❤