If it doesn’t matter there, it shouldn’t matter here…

Imagine worshiping Jesus in heaven.

Obviously, it is definitely a challenge given how small our minds are, but the Bible helps us.

For example, I love the way John pictures the scene.

“Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands and thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!’ And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever.’ And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ and the elders fell down and worshiped.” (Revelation 5:11-14)

Now, I guess, I am just thinking, (thanks to a great sermon this past week from Donovan Drew!) if that is what worshiping Jesus in heaven is going to look like, can you even conceive of coming to worship Jesus in the middle of all these angels and all this glory and all this beauty and all these other people, and actually looking for the crowd of other Americans or Afrikaans or Congolese or whomever to worship Him with?

What I am saying is, in heaven, I don’t think you are going to be coming to worship Jesus and looking around and saying, I wonder where is my crowd, the people with whom I will be most comfortable? If you are standing next to a few Romans from a couple of thousand years ago who loved Jesus, I don’t think you are going to go home saying to yourself, I just didn’t feel comfortable worshiping alongside of those people. Next time, I am going to try to find some people with whom I have more in common.

Those kinds of things are not going to matter there, so how in the world, does it make any sense, for them to matter here?





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