Heaven 101: Week 2 - Day 3

Opening Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, give me Your wisdom to make personal application from this scripture today.

 

Read: Mark 9:2-6 NIV

“After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)”

 

Reflect: 

This week our focus has been on the relationships we will have when we get to Heaven.  Surely, for most of us, the first one we will want to see when we get there will be The Lord Jesus.  And then being able to see those loved ones who have gone before us sounds wonderful.  My wife and I have often talked about things we wish we had asked our parents when they were here on earth but can’t.  We will get this opportunity when we get there.

 But wait, how are we going to find the ones we want to see?  Revelation 7:9-10 states, “I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing: Salvation to our God on his Throne! Salvation to the Lamb!” (MSG)

And then what will our family and friends look like?  Will they look like we remember them or like they were in their youthful days?  (Think the contrast between wedding pictures and the 40th anniversary pictures.)   Thankfully, these questions are answered in today’s Scripture.  While the three disciples had never seen Moses and Elijah, they immediately recognized both and the disciples were flabbergasted.  Surely recognizing resurrected people we’ve known on earth will be no problem.  

As the old gospel song goes: “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!”

 

Apply:  

As you consider this great reunion we will be having, think about the ones you truly want to be there.  Do they know the Lord in such a way that they will be there?  If not, what will you be doing in the near future to insure you will have the sweet fellowship with them for eternity?

 

Closing Prayer: 

Lord Jesus, lead me and equip me to witness for You in winsome ways to the lost in my daily circle of influence.

 

Terry Schneider