Preview of Heaven

One of the most memorable worship services I have ever participated in took place in a remote village in northern Thailand. There were about 15 in our group that had travelled there for a short-term mission trip. We tried to participate in the worship service as much as we could, but the language barrier was a factor—most of the service was conducted in Thai.

However, when it came time for communion, there was no difficulty understanding what we were doing. The congregation–which on that day consisted of people from different sides of the world—was united in remembering that Jesus died to save us all.

The apostle John wrote, “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb…” (Rev.7:9).

In that remote Thai village on the other side of the world, I got a marvelous preview of heaven.

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