Today’s Scripture: Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; TitusĀ 2:13


A little girl once gazed at the stars in wonder. She was overwhelmed by their majesty. Her father, curious of her thoughts, asked her what she was thinking about. She answered him saying, “I was just thinking. If the bottom side of Heaven is so beautiful, imagine how wonderful the other side will be!”

That little girl’s perspective is true. As each day passes on this earth, we are one day closer to being in eternal glory with Christ. Imagine the splendor of Heaven. There is no human way to describe it. There are no words in our limited language to express Heaven. There is no artist, no matter his skill, who could produce a rendering even close to the majesty of Heaven.

Whenever I get weary in this life, I remind myself of the hope of Heaven. Just think! No matter how tough life can be, believers have a hope of eternal life in Heaven. Nothing can take that promise away.

Because of the hope of heaven, I can devote all of my energy on this earth toward sharing the Gospel with people. Why shouldn’t we exhaust ourselves? We’ll have eternity to relax. Oh, I realize that there are times when we should take a vacation. There are times that we need to be refreshed.

I challenge you to recharge yourself with the hope of Heaven. Are you exhausted? Are you discouraged? Are the demands of your job, family, and ministry weighing you down? Look to the marvelous hope of Heaven.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder