Over the years, my family and I have gone on some wonderful family vacations. Whitewater rafting in Colorado. Frolicking in the ocean off the coast of Maine. Sea World and Epcot Center in Florida, the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and more have been exciting destinations and made lots of fun memories.
When our family decides to take a vacation, we typically do hours of research to be sure to take advantage of every opportunity. Lots of forethought goes into exactly where we’re going and what we will do once we’re there. We study the attractions in the area, overnight accommodations, restaurants, and entertainment possibilities. We find out about nearby churches. In short, we try to make informed choices so that our vacation is a positive experience for each of us. We plan and prepare as much as possible beforehand.
In light of this, I have to wonder how many Christians actually take the time to consider their ultimate destination. What will Heaven be like? What will our worship be like there? Is what we’re doing here preparing us for that experience? And if not, why not?