When I Get to Where I’m Going
As I look back on my years I have to say that I'm amazed at how quickly they’ve gone by. Someone has compared the brevity of life to the dash between the birth and death dates on our gravestones. I arrive. Swoosh. I’m gone.
When I do go, I want you to know that I’ll still be alive, more alive than ever before. Strength, dignity, mental acuity, ease of movement, excdllent eyesight and hearing, freedom from pain—I get all that back and then some. Furthermore, there'll be mountains, streams, rivers, lakes, flowers, art, music, books, dogs and all the other stuff that I love.
I know I’m going to Heaven because I take Jesus at His word. He said that everyone and anyone who believes in Him will live forever. And then He rose from the dead to show us that He meant what He said.
So, when I get to where I'm going, I'm going to look around for all my family and my friends. I pray that you’ll be there. Woody Allen once said that the most important thing in life is showing up. Philosopher Peter Kreeft quips, “That goes for the afterlife as well.”