The other day I was joking with my mom and brother that because we are all Christians that means they will be stuck with me forever. My brother said "But you won't be in pain for eternity." Even though I know that to be true something about hearing my brother say that out loud really struck me. I had to fight not to burst into tears. I have never really allowed myself to imagine eternity in NO pain but in that moment I did and the joy and gratitude I felt made my heart feel like it could burst.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
Do you ever stop and think about what happens after you die? We will all spend eternity somewhere.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14: 6
But salvation is more than just belief in Jesus.
"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder." James 2:19
It's about surrendering all to Jesus, following Him and allowing Him to be Lord of your life. Jesus loves you so and doesn't want anyone to perish.
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. " 2 Peter 3:9
Where are you spending eternity? Do you know?
The Word says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. " 1 John 1:9
There is no more important question you can answer and if you need help with understanding what salvation means I am more than happy to chat with you anytime.
I can't wait for eternity and I hope to see you there! Eternity is a long time...a long pain-free time!