December 19, 2019
Is Your Name Written in Heaven?
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. – Luke 10:20
The notice arrived wrinkled, but readable, as it tumbled out of my daughter’s backpack. I picked it up and glanced over the bold words: School Pictures Tomorrow! My daughter, eyeing what I was reading, shouted across the room, “Mom, you don’t have to buy the pictures, just get me the memory book!”
The book she desired contained pictures of all the classes, teachers, and staff members of her school. It also included pictures of individual students, clubs, game highlights, choir concert snap shots, student body officers, and all the activities that took place during the previous school year. When my daughters receive this coveted book, the first thing they usually do is look to see if their names are written in the index. Finding their names is one of the first joys that this book brings.
God has a very special book in Heaven, too. It probably will not have any pictures in it, but it is of far greater value than even the most treasured book here on earth. God’s book holds the records of all who have given their lives to Him and have been saved through the Blood of Jesus. It tells of those who have been faithful in His service and shared with others how to be saved. As Christians, one of our greatest joys is knowing that our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. When the Lord opens that book someday, those written inside will be given life everlasting.
If we were to thumb through the pages of the Book of Life today, would we find our names? It is of utmost importance that they be found there!