Monday, 24 January 2011

Spaced out

The world is jam packed full of people, over crowding is a serious issue, right?

According to National Geographic (As supplied by the Sage on the Hill) If every one in the world were to stand bunched together for a photograph they could cover an area comparable in size to the city of Los Angeles.  The City of Angels could be the home of all the humans.

Of course no one wants to stand shoulder to shoulder with over 6 billion people for too long - just imagine the smell - but it does raise questions over the whole over-crowding issue.

But so what? So there is space for everyone on earth, some of it good, some of it bad. There is useful space and useless space, rich space and poor space, fertile and infertile, lush and barren, beautiful and basic but there is space.  

Everyone can have there home and enough food to feed themselves and their family, we are not under-resourced but rather under-distributed, under-shared.

It will not always be this way; heaven will not be unfair.  There will be no barren land, no hunger, no pain. Jesus Himself has prepared a place there for us there.  The thing is though that not every one will reach Heaven, some don't know the way, others do know the way and just refuse to take it.

[Jesus said,] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Jahn 14:1-6

So you know the way to the promised land - through Jesus; but will you follow the way.  So many recognise the pain and suffering in this world and are rightly outraged by it but ignore the reality of an end to suffering in the next life.  I can't claim to understand why anyone could hear the message that Jesus brought, hear about His sacrifice and simply carry on regardless. 

There is space for you on earth but there is also space for you in heaven, Jesus is preparing it for you; are you prepared to accept it?

1 comment:

  1. The Sage's Wife24 January 2011 at 15:41

    Excellent. Yes and you think of number of countries fighting over bits of land and politics and 'principles' i.e. Israel and Palestine and our own country and we don't own any of it really. God does. Roll on Heaven where everyone shares.