Friday, February 24, 2017
Have you ever been fortunate enough to get box seats or see a game in a luxury suite? I've never been inside a luxury suite and I honestly can’t remember the last time I sat in a box seat or front row to any public or sporting event. I do remember the many times we have sat in the “nosebleed” section. In fact, my head was practically touching the ceiling on more than one occasion. For the most part, only the rich and famous get the best seats in public events or in airlines. My wife and I have flown many times but almost always on “stand by”, never in “first class.” To be honest, I don’t even know what “first class” looks like on an airplane in the first place. I can honestly say I don’t bemoan that fact and the truth is that I’ve turned down free tickets many times. I’ve reached the point in my life, where I now prefer watching games or events in the comfort of our living room. Nevertheless, I can understand how it would be a life’s dream to many, to be able to see a game or special event in a luxury suite or a box seat.
I thought about all this recently as I was reading in the 2nd Chapter of Ephesians, in particular this verse: “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:6) Can you imagine that? Those of us who never got preferred seating at special places or events in this world, will one day be seated next to Jesus in Heaven. Talk about First Class, and then some! In Heaven, there will be no class distinctions. Everyone will be equal. We will all have the same benefits and much better than those enjoyed in this life. Now, that’s something to look forward to.
God’s promise for today: (I Corinthians 2:9) “But as it is written: “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.”