I’m a self-declared lover of travel. It could be one town over, the next State, or another country. I love exploring new location, eating the local food, and meeting people who live in those destinations. I have wanderlust and am most content planning the next trip.
I completely embrace the quote “Not all who wander are lost.”
One of the things I enjoy about traveling is the preparation. I love the planning and researching to make the most of a vacation. If it hasn’t been selected for me, I choose the location, the amount of time to travel, and the mode of transportation. I make lists of foodie-related places to check out. I figure out the historic or notable attractions to explore. I game plan if I have any friends or family in the vacation location. I count down to the departure date. And then I pack.
Preparing for your vacation is similar to preparing for a journey to heaven. Like a vacation destination selection, you must make the decision of if heaven is a location you’d like to go. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NASB)
You must accept the gift of Jesus’ death for your sins, which essentially becomes the selection of your transportation. The difference between an earthy vacation and a journey to heaven is that Jesus paid the price of the ticket for you to go to heaven. Only Christ’s blood is a sufficient payment for this particular trip.
Like earthly vacation research, our preparation for heaven does not end with choosing the destination and transportation. No, we still have work to do. Once we become Christians, our entire life should be focused on the journey and preparations that God has for our lives. This could include Bible study, mission work, sharing the Gospel, tithing, holy living and even attending church faithfully.
Are you a traveler?
Are you going to heaven?
Have you started packing?
“For we know that if our earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens.” 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NASB)