God’s promises do not change so we can trust that His wonderful promise of eternal life in heaven will never be taken away. Hebrews 13:8 provides this reassurance. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. In a changing world, we can draw great hope and strength in our unchanging God.
There was an old retired music professor who moved into an apartment. Every day, one of his neighbors, a young man in his twenties would check in on the professor. He would always ask, “What’s the good word of the day?” The professor would then always pull out his tuning fork and hit the metal part of his wheelchair with it. He would then put the tuning fork up to his ear and say, “That is a middle C. The piano above is out of tune and the singer below us sings flat, but that is a middle C.”
It is good to have things that are consistent in our lives. Things that we can depend on, don’t change, and that we can trust. God is that middle C in our lives. He is always the same. He does not change. He is dependable. He does what He promises.
A man was eating at a restaurant and it came time to pay. He asked for the bill and was surprised to hear that the bill was covered. The server simply stated, “He took care of it,” pointing at a man at a nearby table. When judgement day comes, we will be held accountable for all of our sins. It is not something to fear though. When it comes time to be judged for our sins, there will be no record of them. We know that we can point at Jesus and say, “He took care of it.” Jesus is our Savior who takes away the sins of the world!
There is an old saying that Christianity promises you two things; that your life will have meaning and that you will live forever. And if you get a better offer, you should take it. There will never be a better offer. Jesus paid the price for our sins through his death and glorious resurrection three days later. His great love for us provides us eternal life in heaven!
As Christians, we know the Good News that leads to eternal salvation. English physicist, Michael Faraday, clearly states this belief drawing on the beautiful words of Job 19:25-27. Heaven is real! “Speculations? I know nothing about speculations. I’m resting on certainties. I know that my Redeemer lives, and because He lives, I shall live also.”
I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Stohlmann, M. (2020). The world's greatest future. Seattle, WA: KDP.