I miss singing hymns at church, so I play my favorites on the piano. A few days ago while I attempted to lessen my stress by playing and singing, I came upon “When We All Get to Heaven” by Eliza E. Hewitt, and the hymn’s words provided encouragement. Here is the first verse:
Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing his mercies and his grace;
In the mansions bright and blessed
He’ll prepare for us a place.
After a week of ambushes, attacks, and accusations, I savored the reminder that the troubles of this world will one day be over and we’ll rejoice in Heaven when we see Jesus. The song also brought to mind the message Jesus Christ shared with his disciples in John 14:1-4:
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
When we know Jesus Christ as our Savior, we have the hope of Heaven. Jesus Christ died for our sins so we could spend eternity with him (John 3:16-21). Some may claim there are many paths to salvation, but in John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Though Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven, salvation and eternal life are gifts available to each one of us.
Thank you, Father, for sending your Son to die so that we can be forgiven of our sins and spend eternity with you.