Revelation 4:1 (NLT)
Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here,"
This is one of my favourite verses in the bible because of the invitation within it. This is one of the visions that John has in Revelation. Jesus is calling down to John, inviting him up to heaven to see the throne room!
- I love that there is a door in heaven and that it is already open...
- I love that Jesus is offering John a choice to come up to be with Him, to visit the heavenly realm, to experience its glory and wonder...
- I love that this is available to us and our children too...
I believe that Jesus’ door in heaven is always open to us because of His death on the cross which paid the price for our separation from Father God (check out Ephesians 2:13, Hebrews 4:14-16). We are always welcome in His presence, and I feel like the Lord is constantly calling to us, as He did to John, "Come up here, I have so much to show you, to give to you, to reveal to you."
What will our response be? Will we say YES to Him? Will we help our children to say YES too? What experiences, love, joy, revelation, understanding (amongst many other things!) would be available to us if we accepted Jesus' invitation?
I encourage you to grab a moment to get comfy, snuggle up with your child and simply say "YES Jesus, we want to come up to be with you now, help us to see, hear and feel all that you have for us today!" Then use your imagination and enjoy adventures with Him. Keep it light and fun and keep practising being with Jesus.
Do step out in faith and expect Jesus to reveal Himself and His realm to you
Do share with each other and validate your child's responses
Do recognise we are all learning and growing in encountering God
Do have fun with best friend Jesus!
Do set your child up for a lifetime of Adventures with Him!