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Have you ever taken the opportunity to consider who may be sitting next to you in heaven? For many who have trusted in Christ, we assume we’ll be sitting next to a spouse, parent, child, friend, or another loved one. But the Scriptures provide very little insight as to exactly who we will be with in heaven.
In Brennan Manning’s book The Ragamuffin Gospel, he writes, “A friend of mine once told me years ago that the one thing that made her uneasy about heaven is that she won’t get to choose her table companions at the Messianic banquet.”
Manning’s friend makes an excellent point. We won’t get to choose who we’re sitting next to at the Messianic banquet (Revelation 19:9). You could be sitting next to somebody who voted very differently from you. Somebody from a different nation that was structured under communism, socialism, a kingdom, or some other form of government. Perhaps somebody who lived as a murderer but who later accepted the Gospel message. We just don’t know what it will be like.
In the end, all who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children (Ephesians 3:6).
READING & PRAYERS:
What do you think it means that all who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children (Ephesians 3:6)?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today I am grateful for the reminder that all who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. You see all of your children equally, and I am honored to be known as Your child and Your friend. May I continue to reflect Your love and grace in this broken world. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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