With great excitement and anticipation, my wife and I arrived yesterday in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Our “adopted” children and grandchildren were overflowing with loving embraces, warm smiles and verbal expressions of joy! Many destinations are blessed places because it is the uniting of people with mutual love and mutual purpose. In southern Zimbabwe, it is the common effort of family to share the love and promises of Jesus.
In stark contrast, I can’t help but think about those who live in such a depressing realm. They are convinced that humanity was an accident. They believe our destiny is 70 or 80 years on earth, die and become extinct. We know that some only live 2 years, 16 years, or 21 years. For them that is their total existence.
“Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-3
For the child of God, the final destination is totally celebratory. You see, it is the culmination of a journey ending with the ultimate homecoming. Earthly destinations always have time constraints. But the heavenly? None.