Last Friday my husband and I went out for a meal at our local pub! The food was amazing as always and I had a delicious pudding: passion fruit roulade! What a treat! For a few minutes I had a glimpse of home: the sweetness of the passion fruit, the smell and the lovely memories of drinking passion fruit juice in a hot summer’s day by the pool at my parents’ house! The laughter and the noise of the family and friends enjoying time together! Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruit and in Brazil it is called Maracuja. My mum makes a delicious passion fruit mouse!
Yesterday at church we had a little glimpse of home as well! It was so nice to be reminded of what HOME will be like! We looked at the Bible and through 9 months (every last Sunday of the month) we saw how men turned away from God and God loved men and rescued them. He sent the ultimate rescue, His Son Jesus, to die on the cross for us, so we could have a perfect relationship with Him again. Jesus bought us back to Him. His sacrifice was perfect and it had been planned from the beginning.
We read Revelations 21:1-4
“Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 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. 4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death”[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’”
What an amazing glimpse of our perfect future in our perfect home! God will be dwelling among his people! My heart was filled with joy to be reminded that no matter what our lives are like here we are going to live in God’s presence for an eternity! All of those who have, through Jesus, trusted in God will be part of this amazing picture! What a wonderful truth to look forward to!
I really enjoyed my pudding and the passion fruit bits on Friday – but they only lasted a few minutes. Spending an eternity with God will be FOREVER! How exciting is that?!