Revelation 21:27, “Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Have you ever gone to a fancy restaurant that needed you to call ahead and make a reservation? If yes, do you remember that feeling you had the first time you showed up and said your name and they instantly brought you to your seat? Wasn’t that a great feeling? I’m sure you felt important, appreciated, and honored.
That is the same kind of picture John paints for every believer in the book of Revelation. He is shown by Jesus a reservation book for Heaven called, “The Lamb’s Book of Life.” This book is not just for a dinner or a vacation resort- this book is for those who get to spend eternity in the Kingdom of God. And if you’re born again, your name is in that book! Thus, heaven knows your name.
You are important, appreciated, and honored in heaven because of the work of Jesus Christ. The day you accepted the free gift of salvation from Jesus your name was written in that book. Since then the angels have been waiting for you to come and be with Jesus forever face-to-face. However, there is no rush- take your time, you don’t have to get there early.
So take some time today to meditate on the fact that heaven knows your name. That means when you pray, Jesus knows exactly who you are and how to meet your needs. And when you face trials and various hardships, God cares about you- you’re not alone. So don’t let today’s momentary hardships make you forget about your reservation with Jesus!
- Try to meditate on the goodness of God in your life for five minutes.
- Write out three ways God has been good to you in the last 30 days.
- Share the Gospel with someone today by asking them, “Do you have your name written in the Lamb’s book of life?”