Sunday, November 6, 2011

See You Again

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints' Sunday

Hebrews 12:1-2, John 14:1-4

• When moving, family members often interested in prospective new community... we have a few insights of our future community.
• Perpetual light and worship heaven. No Seasonal Affective Disorder, and yes, like a kid in a candy shop, awe-in-action=worship. (Rev. 4:8-11)
They never rest day or night, but keep on saying, “ Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is coming. ”
9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one seated on the throne, who lives forever and always, 10the twenty-four elders fall before the one seated on the throne. They worship the one who lives forever and always. They throw down their crowns before the throne and say,
11“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, because you created all things. It is by your will that they existed and were created.”

• Heaven is prepared by Jesus for us (John 14:2)
It is a place of perfect holiness. (Rev. 21:27 Nothing unclean will ever enter [the new Jerusalem], nor anyone who does what is vile and deceitful, but only those who are registered in the Lamb’s scroll of life.) A prepared place for a prepared people.
• No flu shots in heaven. On earth, no perfect health. John (again describing gifted vision) “Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away...” (Rev. 21:4). No colds, fevers, pains, strokes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, infections, headaches, heartaches, backaches.
No handicap parking in heaven. No need for wheelchairs or canes, no one bowed down with the infirmities of old age.

• Consider reunions in heaven.
        “Goodbye” is a sad word in every language. No one likes to be parted from a loved one. Separation from a loved one is what causes us to be sad when death removes that loved one from us.
        In heaven there shall be no more death to separate us from those we love. We will be reunited with those who have gone before.

• See You Again

Paul B. (11/9/10)
Betty H. (11/17/10)
Gerry H. (11/23/10)
Dale W. (12/25/10)
Wayne M. (6/27/11)
Steve M. (7/12/11)
Deb S. (8/10/11)
Bill W. (8/14/11)
Tish R. (8/31/11)               

We bless your holy name, O God, for all your servants who, having finished their course, now rest from their labors. Give us grace to follow the example of their steadfastness and faithfulness, to your honor and glory; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

• Hymn 452 When We All Get To Heaven

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