I was sitting at my desk, searching for my next post, and I looked up at an insert of a beach resort I have hanging on my wall. I started day dreaming about how beautiful this place is, then it hit me, it’s just like paradise!!
Just look at that clear, ice blue water, it’s so amazing!! Can’t you just see yourself and the love of your life sitting on the beach here, I know I could!! This is not someplace you want to go by yourself, you want to spend the time here with your family or someone special.
This paradise, may be a dream come true for lots of people. A once in a lifetime vacation!! You’ve worked hard all your life, saved, planned and now the time is here, excited, I know I am….lol!! You can’t wait to see the white sand beaches, feel the cool ocean breeze on your face, and swim in the clear blue water.
The weather is great when you get there. There’s so much to do in a short period of time. How do you choose what you’re going to do first, swim, golf, shopping, or sightseeing? Everyone wants to do something different, all at once!! First, let’s unpack and then make our decision. The room erupts with cheers and laughter!!
You look at them, so happy, it makes you smile. You wouldn’t change this moment for anything in the world. You love your family and want them to be happy, looks like you’ve achieved your goal. This vacation was your vision to give to them. All the hours you worked, late nights, weekends, sometimes missing ball games, dinners with the family, and most important of all, date nights with your wife.
You love them all so very much, and you want them to have the best you can give them, but is that all you can give them? There’s so much more you can offer them, it’s another type of Paradise.
The Paradise I’m speaking about is the one that God offers us. This Paradise can belong to all of those who believe in Jesus. His paradise, is one you don’t have to work long hours for, miss ball games for, or miss date night with your wife. To get there, all you have to do is believe, it’s so simple. As Jesus told the criminal who was hanging on the cross along side Him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
It’s a beautiful thing knowing there’s a Paradise we all have access to. Better than the paradise we visit on vacation, this Paradise is forever.
Where is your Paradise?
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