Where is your paradise?
When you think of that perfect place, where is it? Is it a field, a town or city in the US, a town or city in a foreign country, maybe a certain spot in a restaurant, hunting on a tree stand; where is it?
In the fog of life, I have had my runaway paradise locations. Even in my Christian walk, I have very often considered my home town as my paradise on earth. Don't be dismayed, it is a rural town with its economical hardships and to many, to include my wife, it leaves much to be desired. Nonetheless, I've gone as far as making a website for the county, www.clearfield-county.com. Yet, I know that as much as I call this my home, it isn't my home.
For the Christian, our paradise awaits us when God calls us to His home, Heaven. John 14:1-6 tells us, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Remember, as a Christian, we will be welcomed home!