People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:39).
Dr. David Jeremiah has been doing a series about life after physical death. He began by reading this epitaph of Solomon Peas who was actually from Girard, PA:
Peas not here
Only the pod
Peas shelled out
Went home to God
Dr. Jeremiah’s messages direct us to a number of scriptures answering many of our questions about Heaven, but one point that he made I found very applicable. He said that God placed a hunger in our hearts for our heavenly eternity. When we forget, or begin to doubt, that God has prepared a glorious place for us that contains everything (and everybody, I pray) that we love and hold dear, then we try to create a situation for ourselves much like heaven on earth. We can spend every dime on a perfect environment, beautiful surroundings, free of pain, toys, activities, etc., but all we end up with is a cheap imitation that can never come close to what God has in store for those who put their faith in the inheritance that is ours through His Son.