I do. I think about what will be: animals, my own horse; a room made just for me; people I love who know Jesus; fruit from the Tree of life; Jesus!; the River of Life; streets of gold clear as crystal.
Jesus says in John 14, "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;[a] believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."
Sometimes this life gets weary. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it feels lonely. Sometimes you disappoint those you love. Sometimes those you love can't be there for you. Sometimes you are misunderstood (Jesus was and is all the time). Sometimes you body hurts. Sometimes a day feels like it goes on forever. Sometimes you blink your eyes and a whole month has gone. These are the times I think of heaven -- of being with Jesus. He never leaves us. He never rejects us. He is always encouraging. He always has time for us. He never gets weary or misunderstands. Oh, if you don't know him, why not?
Have you read the last few chapters of Revelation? I wholly recommend them. Here is when Jesus comes on the scene:
"11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in[b] blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords." Revelation 19:11-16
Wow! He is the Hero. The Conqueror. The Savior. The One!
After this is the "Great Supper of God" for all the birds. And then, in Revelation 20 we read about the Thousand Year Reign; the final defeat of Satan; and the Great White Throne Judgment.
Revelation 21 begins with these glorious verses: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himself will be with them as their God.[c] 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment." Revelation 1:6
Chapter 22 is the last chapter of Revelation and well worth your time to read. Here are a few of my favorite verses:
"Then the angel[a] showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life[b] with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever." Revelation 22:1-5
It's not hard to meet Jesus. It's easy! Just talk to him. He is waiting right there beside you. He's closer than your own breath! Invite him to be part of your life. Read his word. That's the way you learn about him. He will speak to you. Just get rid of the distractions and go where it is quiet. "Come Jesus," you can say. "Please come to me and be with me." And then say something like this, "Speak. I am listening."
Don't wait any longer. Today is the day of salvation. All we have is today.