Planning for a trip can be an exciting thing. However when the to-do lists come in, and all the prep work is finalized it can become hectic. Beyond that however in any age is the uncertainty.
Weather, illness, travel restrictions and changes, and cancellations all can put a halt to your plans. And after a rough season it can be very disheartening to lose that opportunity to get away.
Being the worrier that I am, all of those things are flowing into my mind steadily as I prepare for a photo trip coming up soon. With the current 'climate' (no not weather) it's hard not to let anxiety sink in, despite knowing that whatever happens is God's best for me.
One thing that I believe God has been helping me with (yeah, I'm no pro at it) in this crazy world is not holding on so tightly to this world, as well as looking ahead to a trip that can't be cancelled.
My life here however long it may be is only a blip on the radar of eternity. When I'm called home, whether in death or rapture, I'll be in a place infinitely better than any vacation spot, or amazing photographic locale.
It's been an interesting journey for me personally. Death, the rapture, end times... It's always been a struggle in my mind. I know we are to look with joy to His return, and don't get me wrong, I do, and the more time goes on the more I do. Yet at the same time I think it's easy to want to experience life here.
I guess in writing this however I realize the one thing I'm leaving out. It's not so much the where, but the Who that I will spend eternity with: God.
Let that thought sink in, Jeremey... (and ya'll reading this).
I could write a lot more on this subject, but I don't want this to be overly drawn out. I'll just say, if you're in Christ, regardless of where you are in life, you have an eternity with Him waiting for you. As Peter encouraged the persecuted believers in his day:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you," 1 Peter 1:3-4
Let me finish by saying what needs to be said. If you've not repented and placed your trust in Jesus Christ, then unfortunately you have no reservations in heaven. Jesus explained He is the only way. Please go to the home page and either watch my testimony video or read what's written there, or both. It isn't too late for you, and nothing you have done in your life can keep you from Him if you'll repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ, bowing the knee to Him.
"Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Copyright by The Lockman Foundation."
by: Jeremey Voit
Jeremey is a photographer based in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. He loves travel, nature, and experiencing and sharing the beauty of God's creation.