Living not dead

That same day Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Jesus. They asked, “Teacher, Moses said, If a man who doesn’t have children dies, his brother must marry his wife and produce children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married, then died. Because he had no children he left his widow to his brother. The same thing happened with the second brother and the third, and in fact with all seven brothers. Finally, the woman died. At the resurrection, which of the seven brothers will be her husband? They were all married to her.” Jesus responded, “You are wrong because you don’t know either the scriptures or God’s power. At the resurrection people won’t marry nor will they be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like angels from God. As for the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read what God told you, I’m the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He isn’t the God of the dead but of the living.” Now when the crowd heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. (Matthew 22:23-33, CEB)

We all want to know what is going to happen when the kingdom comes to fruition. We want to know how life will be in heaven, or the resurrection. We have ideas and thoughts and when it actually comes, I bet all of them will be wrong.

The way I love to describe heaven and the coming kingdom is through a story about a dog. I don’t know where this story comes from and it is not mine. I have heard it but can not find it on the web…

The story goes there were two people talking about what heaven will be like and the first one commented how they are scared for what might happen. And the second person said, “well it is kind of like a dog sitting next to a door they have never been through. They have no idea what is in that room, but they hear the voice of their owner coming from there. So what do you think will happen when that door opens?”

The first person looked puzzled, and the second person said, “The dog will leap through the door because the dog knows their owner is in there. Nothing else matters.”

Still more puzzlement from the first person. The second person said, “I have no idea what heaven or the kingdom of God will really be like, it is like a room I have never been in, but as I wait at the door, I hear God’s voice coming from the room, so when that door opens, I’m jumping through because God is there and that is all I need to know.”

What will heaven be like, we will all find out. Right now just know that God is there and we will all get to love there for all of eternity.

Loving People. Loving God.

Published by asacredrebel

Lions tamed Dragons slain Leaders equipped Disciples trained Jedi Christian Living the Gospel out loud!

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