As human beings, we had no future beyond death. We put death off as long as we could, but in the end…there it was. Blackness. No future. No hope.
Then God revealed His plan through His chosen people, the seed of Abraham, the nation of Israel. Specifically, He revealed it through the most noble person that great people ever produced: Jesus of Nazareth. That plan was that Jesus would die, but then be born again from the dead. He would be born the Son of God. He would be the firstborn Son of God who would open the womb of death. Thus, He would be the firstborn of many brethren. And the entire family of God would live forever in heaven. What a future! What a hope!
Do you wonder what people first thought when God promised through Jeremiah hundreds of years before Christ that He had plans to give them a future and a hope? Could their expectations have been anywhere near as wonderful as what God ultimately revealed through Jesus Christ? I can’t see how. God has done exceeding abundantly beyond all that we could ask or think!
Humanity had no future and no hope beyond death. It now has the hope of heaven with each other and with God. If life on earth is interesting (and it was created by God), how much more interesting must heaven be!
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.