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What do you long to do in Heaven?

(The following is the December 6 devotional from my Next Step Devotions book. Before reading it, I suggest you read Revelation 5 and pay close attention to verses 8-14.)

What do you long to do in heaven? It is impossible to know what to expect beyond what the Bible reveals, but we can still try to imagine spending eternity in God’s presence. It is enough, for now, to have the assurance that Heaven exists and that we, as God’s children, will be in his presence. But if you could anticipate doing one particular thing in Heaven, what might that be?

I long to sing to my Lord, “Worthy Is the Lamb.” For many years, I’ve been unable to sing the whole song by that title in worship because I’m overcome with emotion imagining singing it to Jesus face to face. I don’t know if that will happen or not. He may have far better things planned for me. But when I read Revelation 5, I burst out in praise and thanksgiving, longing to participate in that chorus one day:

9 And they sang a new song:

You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered,

and you purchased people for God by your blood

from every tribe and language and people and nation.

12 They said with a loud voice,

Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered

to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!

13 I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them say,

Blessing and honor and glory and power

be to the one seated on the throne,

and to the Lamb, forever and ever!

Next Step:

Read all of Revelation 5 aloud at least once. What would it be like to sing this to Jesus in Heaven? What else do you hope to do there?

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