Thursday, January 7, 2010

Heaven Awaits

















Dreaming of a land far away.....
Heaven awaits....


"I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea. I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband. I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: "Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! Their His people, He is their God. He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good-tears gone, crying gone, pain gone-all the first order of things gone." Revelations 21:1-5a The Message


One day we will meet on the other side,

Andrea

44 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful scripture! I often think of heaven. So many I love are there. I wonder about it's beauty and God's pervasive presence, but I know there is no way to imagine it with my finite mind.

Blessings and much love,

Andrea

Divine Mrs D said...

I really like the way the Message puts things. 'God is moving into the neighborhood.' I kind of love it.

I was reading Donald Miller and he said that he thought that Heaven was like a wedding party. I like that thought too.

He & Me + 3 said...

Cannot wait for that day. Looking forward to it.

Parsley said...

In heaven I get to meet all the friends I've never met. Does that make sense?

Hugs to you and have a great weekend.

homeschool101 said...

Beautiful scripture. Thanks for sharing this. I cant wait to see my lord and praise him in eternal life. God Bless you!

Deborah Ann said...

Love this scripture, especially with the beautiful picture and the serene background. Very peaceful...

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

This has always remained one of my most favorite scriptures from the Bible and truly one of the promises I hold fast too especially when we experience hard times and lose people close to us.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Deborah said...

Hi Andrea, Thank you for sharing this. My brothers wife was just told today that her stage 4 tounge and tonsil cancer is back. Very sad news. She has been my bestfriend before I introduced her to my brother! Maybe for 30 years now. Can you please keep Penny in your prayers.
xxoo
Deborah

Just Breathe said...

It's nice to know we have another home waiting for us.

Wylie said...

Amen! Praise the LORD!!! Prayers & blessings to you friend...
Wylie

Nancy said...

It all sounds so beautiful. Just makes our lives better here knowing what a wonderful place we have waiting for us.

Karen said...

Love The Message version of this scripture...what a time that will be....

Faith Imagined said...

Beautiful scripture choice! And I love The Message translation on many of my favorite verses. I also love the picture. I feel very blessed to live near the ocean.

BTW, I am hosting a Christian Fiction Blog Carnival over at my place if you or any of your readers are interested!

-Alisa Hope

Libbie said...

Having been to a funeral yesterday I love this message from "The Message"

Oh you are too sweet to stick up for little Bo :) He sure is the most curious kid in the world!

sarah said...

when I look around and listen to the tough stories, the pain people carry, the hurt inflicted for no reason....this makes me hope in something better.

Saleslady371 said...

I feel so loved and encouraged! thank you, dear friend for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. I asked God to put me on someone's heart and here you were praying! Love it!

Hugging you,
Mary

christy rose said...

Dreaming with you Andrea!

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

You don't know how deeply this touched my heart this day.

Love you my sweet friend,
Alleluiabelle

Madison said...

That's going to be a good day.

Denise said...

Thanks for your precious prayers, bless you.

David C Brown said...

A friend once pointed out to me that God won't just wipe the tears from our cheeks. Think of the eyes of all His own receiving His individual attention!

Being Me said...

wonderfull, I think of heaven too....

BM

Yaya said...

Beautiful.

Deborah said...

Dear Andrea, I sent your friend an email about Penny, thank you very much. I hope to hear back from her today. Meanwhile, Renee made a button on her page of Penny. I am so blessed to have such good friends thru my blog. Thank you again. You are truly a blessing.
xxoo
Deborah

Janean said...

beautiful.....makes me take a deep breath!

also, Andrea i resized my post's collage so it'd ALL show. i'm still learning...

Edie said...

I am so looking forward to seeing His face!

Rich blessings!

Debra Kaye said...

So looking forward to this day!!! Love ya!

Gaia said...

When I feel his presence, I feel heaven on earth. As much as life sometimes sucks, but HE will be there to comfort me. Bless you dear.

Tracy said...

Though there's some good stuff here, this is not our home.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, this is so comforting. Blessings to you dear.....

homeschool101 said...

Have a super great weekend Andrea. I left you a reply on my blog. Lol. Have a great evening. :)

LisaShaw said...

Amen! Absolutely beautiful and thanks for sharing with us dear sister.

Love and blessings...

Nana Jul said...

That will be a quite a day!!
I can only imagine...
yet... we are to look for His Kingdom on earth like it is in heaven "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Looking with Eyes wide OPEN!!
Julie

Jenn@Spejory said...

Oh, this gives me chills! I am so looking forward to that wonderful day!!!

Cathy said...

A wonderful post, Andrea, and He has a mansion prepared for us. :) Blessings ~

Shirl said...

I think we're all dreaming of that place. We all have familiar faces waiting for us there. Can't wait to see them again!

vanilla said...

Amen!

Blessings,
David

Laura said...

Hi! I see your beautiful face all the time. It seems we have several mutual bloggie friends! I guess great minds think alike huh?!?!?!

Wonderful post on heaven. Both my parents are there waiting for me. Can't wait to see them again!

God bless you!

Terri Tiffany said...

Andrea,
I am so like you with thinking something bad may have happened to someone and I would never know! I should give my information to my husband or daughter as a just in case!

Finally Free said...

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for sharing this....
I have been hearing alot about being the Bride of Christ, waiting for the Groom. What a day that will be!
Thanks for always leaving comments on my blog. :)
They are encouraging.
Blessings,
Tammy

Colleen said...

Beautiful.

Heckety said...

Heaven? But that's the beach where I walk the dogs!
Tell you what, there are so many folks I'm looking forward to seeing there!

Tracy said...

I'm sorry that your aunt died and know that you'll miss her. But I rejoice with you that we are not as those without hope and that you will live with her in eternity with our Father in Heaven.

Rosemary said...

Thank you!
Rosemary