Believers in Christ are looking forward to spending eternity in heaven. What will heaven be like? Today’s devotion may give us a small glimpse.
Mr, James uses a two words not commonly used today, felicitous and felicity. Felicitous means very well suited or expressed, pleasant, delightful. Felicity means great happiness. Both words ultimately derive from the Latin adjective felix, meaning “fruitful” or “happy”.
What a Heaven!
(J. A. James, “The Practical Believer Delineated”)
Heaven will consist of . . .
the moral perfection of the soul,
perfect likeness to Christ,
perfection of the body in . . .
the presence of God in the full manifestation of His glory,
the beatific vision of Christ,
the fellowship of angels and all the redeemed,
the joint worship of the heavenly multitudes,
the perfect service of Christ, without . . .
complete freedom from . . .
Such is the substance of heavenly felicity. Take
any one of them by itself–and each is a Heaven!
Add them altogether–and what a Heaven!
How pure! How elevated! How felicitous!
What a blessing that is in store for us. Encourage yourself and share this with others.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001