Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: Viewing Heaven From Earth

Posted: February 5, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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For we have heard of your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven.” (Colossians 1:4, 5 NLT)

The great Christian statesman, C. S. Lewis, was a man with his feet planted firmly on two worlds, the one that is and the one to come. As he lived this life, he was constantly endeavoring through hard work to give people a truer grasp of who God really was and how to live this life right. His hands were tightly gripping the plow, but his focus was always on eternity.

In his book, Mere Christianity, written appropriately within the chapter entitled “Hope”, he gives us purpose for living as he did in two worlds:

Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

Live, today and always, with feet planted in two worlds. Work this life successfully because your eyes are fixed on the one to come. That’s your source of Hope! You are loved today!

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