Heaven Week: Write This Down

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ ” (Revelation 21:5)

I love the Internet. I cannot imagine how we ever lived without it. At any moment, you can access any tidbit of knowledge from the known universe with just a few keywords and an enter button. Sites like Wikipedia spew out priceless knowledge on every subject anyone with a keyboard cares about.

stones_350Of course, with all the information available online, you’re always wondering, “Is this really true?” How do you know what is trustworthy and what isn’t? Wikipedia’s facts are provided by users – and they can say almost anything. As it ever was, our information is only as reliable as where (or who) it comes from.

God wants us to believe what he has to say about our eternal home with him in heaven forever. In the middle of declaring “everything new!” He stopped and reminded John to write the words down. They are trustworthy. God does not lie. For those in Christ, heaven is our home no matter what Wikipedia says tomorrow. We can dare to believe it, because we can take him at his Word.

Think: Do you ever question the reality of heaven and living with God in perfect peace forever? Why or why not?

Pray: Ask God to help you to trust his teaching about heaven absolutely.

Do: Notice today all the sources you get your information from. Do you trust them all to tell you truth? Why or why not?