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Today’s Author: Anne Haugan
Some of us in our Prince of Peace community are beginning to feel the effects of aging. Life at times can begin to be difficult. Perhaps we are thinking more and more about what it will be like in Heaven.
- Will we need to climb up the golden staircase?
- Will St. Peter welcome us at the pearly gates?
- Will we be met by a heavenly host of angels and seraphim?
- And of course, will we have a much-awaited reunion with family and friends who have died and already made the journey into eternal life.
As I think of eternal life in Heaven I believe that:
Through Holy Baptism we are joined to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and are blessed to be a child of God forever.
With great assurance, I believe that life in Heaven will be free of disease, pain, and suffering. That there will be no more earthly fears, but everlasting peace. That all in Heaven will be equals with no distinctions of color of skin, nor economic or academic status, nor physical or mental differences.
In Romans 8: 38 – 40 we learn that Our Savior Jesus Christ died for us and through His resurrection, we too live and nothing can separate us from the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord of Hope, you loved us before we were born. You know us and guide us along our Earth journey. May your love and grace sustain us On Earth as we look forward to eternal life with you in Heaven forever and ever. May we then be blessed to be part of the glorious company of saints. In your name we pray. Amen
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Today's Author: Anne Haugan Sometimes when observing a gorgeous view on Earth one hears the words, “This must be just like Heaven.” Photo by Nikola Jovanovic on Unsplash Do we have to wait for eternal life to know what heaven is like? I think not. Heaven on Earth is...
It is with gratefulness that our congregation has had Pastor Ruth and Rev. Paul prepare daily devotions. I am not a theologian, but I am an environmentalist and a has-been camper and have been delighted with our summer’s worship theme, ON EARTH. This week we are addressing THE HEAVENS which immediately reminds me of looking Heavenward.
“Earth and all stars, loud rushing planets…” is a hymn that I like. The end of our “On Earth” series coincided with the culmination of our first ever Serve & Learn Week. An intergenerational group of people spent the week focusing on loving our neighbors and caring for creation.
I’ve spent the week in Montana, under the “big sky.” But the sky isn’t just big during the day, you could say that it’s even bigger at night. The night sky adds a more expansive third dimension and the deeper perspective added by the stars creates for an impossibly vast range of perception. Add some altitude, remove a lot of light pollution, and the results are spectacular.