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I Wouldn’t Miss It For The World!

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I Wouldn’t Miss It For The World!

We’ve all been invited to a lot of family celebrations, parties and church events. In our vast catalogue of responses when being put on the spot, we’ve all given the host or hostess  great assurance with our off-handed reply. We say, “I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”

  • We have said that about birthday parties and anniversaries.
  • We have said it about school presentations and graduations.
  • We have said it about retirement parties and family reunions.
  • We have used that line when invited to a special church service.
  • We have used that line most of our adult life.

It’s just a common response to a myriad of invitations. You might call the statement overused or hyperbole, and normally you would be right, but not this time. This time it’s for real!

This time I’m talking a Heaven. Isn’t Heaven what I’ve have lived my whole life for? Isn’t Heaven the goal and the conclusion of my Christian walk?

Why then would I miss it for the World? What does the World have to offer that surpasses what Heaven has? Why would I throw away Heaven, for the World? Does anyone really believe that trading Heaven for the World is a good deal?

I cannot remember not loving Jesus. I have no memory of not wanting to see Him and be in Heaven. I want to see Him now more than ever.

The saints of God believe that when we get to Heaven, we shall know one another. I do too.

1 Cor 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Since the recent passing of my sainted Mother, my thoughts have once again turned Heavenward. She joins my godly Father, and my beloved sister, Beverly Anne in Heaven. They are now part of that ‘great cloud of witnesses’ that awaits our arrival. I rejoice over the fact that my parents and my sister lived glorious and Spirit-filled lives. I can’t wait to see them too!

  • All these years, I’ve sung songs about Heaven!
  • All these years, I’ve thought about Heaven!
  • All these years, I’ve preached about Heaven!
  • All these years, I’ve dreamed about Heaven!


I Wouldn’t Miss It For The World!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 24, 2012 at 12:09 am

Posted in Death, Overcoming, The Coming Of The Lord

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  1. I long to meet my Father there!

    surjanto tirtabudi

    January 24, 2012 at 1:04 am

  2. Beautiful and awesome! You’re right. I wouldn’t miss Heaven, miss seeing my Jesus for the world. Hallelujah!

    William Price

    January 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

  3. Awesome Elder.

    Mark McKinnney

    January 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

  4. So true!

    Nila Marxer

    January 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

  5. I so agree! Loved it!!!

    Carlene Branham

    January 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm

  6. Makes me excited to think about it! We don’t talk about Heaven nearly enough. Thank you so much for this blog.

    Regina Watson

    January 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  7. A resounding AMEN!!!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    January 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

  8. As far as I know none of my birth family are there, but my Lord, God and Father, is the one I would not want to miss heaven for, even if they all think I am crazy, at least I am crazy for Jesus, the one who loves me more than I can love Him or even describe. I will see you all there one day, in jesus name!

    Joyce Ashcraft

    January 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  9. I wouldn’t miss it either Bro. Ballestero! What is this earthly walk without Heaven at the end? Just to see the look on MY SAVIOR’S face! I heard the Going Home Celebration of the beloved Content Faith Ballestero on HGR and it was nice to be able to take part in that moment!

    God Bless you and yours.
    Bro. Will McLeod

    Bro. Will McLeod

    January 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

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