It’s a good time to think about heaven.
It’s an especially good time to sing songs about heaven.
The current COVID-19 crisis has triggered widespread uneasiness and discouragement — among even those who are not directly suffering from the virus itself.
Where can one turn? This crisis is international in scope. Its ripple effects have implications for everyone on the planet.
We can turn to God. And we can draw hope from His promise of a better future in a better land.
Alison Krauss and Ralph Stanley have made popular these lyrics (originally attributed to A. E. E. Kennedy):
On heaven’s bright shore
There’ll be no more dying
Not one little grave
In all that fair land
Not even a tear will dim the eye,
And no one up there will say goodbye
Just singing His praise through endless days
On Heaven’s bright shore.
The Bible says: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1, ESV
In other words, Christian believers can not only consider what is now happening to be a reminder of what is to come — and that we’re just not quite there yet. By faith we can also read the future back into the present and actually consider what is happening today as solid evidence of better times ahead.
The coronavirus is “proof” of heaven!
If you are a follower of Jesus, allow this crisis to significantly increase your “conviction of things not seen.” If you are not a follower of Jesus, click here.