Heaven: “Living in Between”

I recently read a book by Stephen J. Nichols called “Heaven on Earth: Capturing the Vision of Living in Between.” I gleaned so much from this book but one thing that stands out was Jonathan Edward s’s call for believers to live life now in light of heaven. Edwards was a man who lived in light of eternity. The more we grow in our love for God and His glory we will begin living in this light. In a chapter called “Being good citizens” Nichols writes

“In the words of C.S. Lewis, we are to point out to those who live in the Shadowlands that there is a real world to come. But we are to do more than that. We best point the way to the world when we offer glimpses of that world in this one. We point the way to heaven when we speak its language and live by it’s customs on earth.”

Colossians 3:1-4 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”


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