Heaven is beyond the reach of our satellites and telescopes

Published 9:26 am Monday, September 18, 2023

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Dear Rev. Graham: A survey from the World Economic Forum stated that smartphones are no longer a luxury; they are a necessity for most users, demonstrating our growing reliance on these personal devices. Friends of mine say if there are no cell towers in Heaven, they don’t want to go. People put their complete trust in these hand-held companions. Yet some of these same people think I’m crazy for putting complete faith in God who created the heavens and Earth, and the human race. – S.P.

Dear S.P.: There’s something far greater that has been available to man since the beginning of time: a heavenly GPS that will bring us safely to our eternal destination in Heaven. It’s called the Gospel Plan of Salvation. It only has one direction – up – and the Navigator, the Lord Jesus Christ, is “the way” (John 14:6).
Heaven is beyond the reach of our satellites and telescopes but it doesn’t mean that Heaven is beyond the reach of our hearts. The key to finding Heaven is finding Christ. Today’s technology is performing things past generations would have never thought possible. The GPS, alone, has changed how people travel. To climb into an automobile and see a moving map on the dashboard was unthinkable not too many years ago.
By nature, people are bent toward home. When we finish our day and evening activities, we generally head for our homes. Far better than any dream imagined is the supernatural transformation that will take place when God transports His followers to His heavenly home. We are assured that in Heaven we will be living in God’s dwelling place forever, and it will be glorious beyond description. It will be greater than any earthly palace or mansion. Technology will never surpass the glories of this place that Jesus is preparing for His people.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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