Are you battling depression. Do you feel there is nothing to look forward to except growing old, weak, and facing death? Are you depressed about the condition of our country? Today’s devotional will help you get out of this trap. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Corinthians 5:1II Corinthians 5:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
Our Heavenly Dwelling
5 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
II Corinthians 5:1
“There is a harp in heaven which is thine, a crown in heaven which is thine; think ye of the streets of gold, they are thine; for they are ‘things to come.’ Think of the Most High God himself; he is thine, and thou shalt feel him to be so. O Christian! heaven is thine; try, beloved, to picture heaven to thyself. I think I hear thee say, ‘Is this heaven, and am I there? Have I a crown upon my head? Am I clad in white? O glorious world! I never conceived heaven to be like this. I had pictures, I had dream, I had imaginations; but this far outshines all that I ever conceived. O wondrous heaven, how glorious thou art! and there is my Christ!’ I know not what thou wilt say of him; it were almost blasphemy to try to utter words about him; but when thou art with him, lying on his breast for aye, feeling his heart palpitating against thine, and knowing that the God-Man has loved thee with an everlasting love, and feeling that his heart is forever thine, by the sweetest tie of blessed relationship, — then wilt thou find that ‘things to come’ are thine, for heaven has become thine actual possession.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 464]