07 January 2013

Pilgrim's Progress: Christian Talks With Pliable

After the departure of Obstinate, Christian and Pliable continue on the way.  Pliable appears to demonstrate at least some curiosity regarding what drives Christian on.  Sharing from the Book, Christian tells pliable about heaven. He tells him that the kingdom will be endless and that in that kingdom, God will comfort His people.  Importantly, Christian is working toward becoming an evangelist in his own right, for he tells Pliable, "if we be truly willing to have it, He will bestow it upon us freely" (p. 21). 

In His word, God has given us glimpses of what it will be like to be in His presence.  We will not cry anymore.  We will not fear. We will experience unfiltered joy in His company forever.  Like Christian, we should be eager to tell people about this free gift that eclipses all earthly wonders.

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.-Revelation 21:4

When was the last time you basked in the promise of living in God's eternal presence?

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