CHN is a network of volunteers from churches throughout the United States of America and throughout the nations. Our mission and passion is to carry on the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ.

May 2013

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Cor. 2:9)

Dear Friend,

Trusting that all is well with you and your loved ones. We are all well and thanking God that we made it through a rough winter. It is so good to see flowers again! God certainly is creative with His colorful flowers of all designs and shapes! He created the world to be so beautiful, with gorgeous sunsets, beautiful sunrises, different seasons. Think upon the beauty of each season. In the summer we have trees in full bloom, beautiful flowers dancing in the sun as gentle breezes pass by; magnificent colors in the Fall; the reds, the golds, just so beautiful. In the winter even the glistening sun casting shadows in the snow is a sight to behold. Spring brings a promise of new life as the buds come to life in trees, the grass is green again, and the first crocus comes to life. Birds are singing and the warmth takes the winter chill away.

I can hardly imagine what heaven will look like! Do you think of it too? What is waiting for us after we leave this planet? The most exciting and wonderful thing if we are Born Again is to see Jesus face to face!

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. 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.” (Jn.14:1-4)

Eternity in heaven is seeing Jesus, being with Him, dancing with our Bridegroom. It is seeing the Father in all His Glory, and understanding the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All the questions we have now will be answered. We will have forever and ever the joy of learning and growing. We will see our loved ones who have gone before us, and we will have joy forevermore.

I also believe that we will have work to do. It will not be tiresome work, it will not be boring or hard labor. It will be a joy and privilege to do! I think some will be teachers, who will teach those who have just entered in to the fullness of salvation, and then came home to be with the Lord. We are all at different levels in our faith, so there will be classes, and all who teach will keep learning too. These are my thoughts, so please do not look for it in the Bible! I just enjoy day dreaming about heaven, and am sharing my thoughts with you. I also think that we will have time to speak with Moses, and all the Prophets. Would love to hear their stories of how all that took place in the Bible affected them personally! Can you just wonder how Moses felt at times when God performed all those miracles? And then how he felt when the people disobeyed or turned to idols!

Oh, the heart of David! To hear him sing and worship would be beyond awesome, he just loved God so much! Can you picture the worship services in heaven, with David, with the angels, with Old Testament prophets, with the Apostles and all of us from ages to ages? Wow! Glory!!

We will spend all eternity seeing new beauty all the time, and never getting tired of the scenery. For those who love snow, I am sure you will also have your beautiful sights! Maybe without the cold? Can you just picture the varieties of flowers and trees, including ones we have never seen before? Or if we have seen them, will be so much more beautiful reflecting the glory of heaven! Think of beautiful fruit trees, and how perfect the fruit will be!

Don’t you just love dreaming of all this? I can go on and on,... what will our heavenly mansion look like? What will we be doing in heaven? Our body will never get tired, we will never get sick, we will enjoy perfect health and peace. No more worries! No more paying bills! If we cannot walk here, we will run there! No more diets! Yeaaa! Our home will be perfect, no more painting or repairs!

All this is wonderful to think of. I really have fun with it sometimes. However, God has placed us here for a reason, and that is to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him all the days of our lives. If we want to see Him; if we want to go to where He is when we die, then we have the choice to make a decision for Christ. If you do not know Him personally, and want salvation so that you can someday be with Him in heaven forever, or if you have been away from Christ, and want to repent and come back, please say this prayer with me.

Dear Jesus,
I confess to you that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me so that I can be forgiven. I come to you now and give my life to you. Help me to live in a way that pleases You. I love You Lord, and I thank You that I will spend all eternity with You. Amen.

If you want to know more about the Christian life, call our prayer line 718-238-4600, and a caring prayer partner will help you and pray with you. Read your Bible, start with the book of John, and find a good church near you so that you can grow in your Christian walk.

God bless you!

Pastor Barbara