If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Have you ever visited a historic home and found a dark passageway leading into a bright room? The great hymnist, Isaac Watts, once preached a sermon in which he said that death for believers is simply passing out of one little dusky room of our Father’s house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.
He added: “Oh, may the rays and splendors of my heavenly apartment shoot far downward and gild the dark entry with such a cheerful beam as to banish every fear when I am called to pass through.”
Some of heaven’s sweetest realities are experienced in advance by those on the way to heaven. We should remember that all our problems are temporary; they will not survive our departure from earth. All our blessings are eternal; they only grow richer with the passing of time. Even death itself, by God’s grace, is just a dusky passage to a sunny room. Whatever you’re facing today, keep an eternal perspective, and enjoy heaven on the way to heaven.(Turning Point)
The hill of Zion yields a thousand sacred sweets before we reach the heav’nly fiends or walk the golden streets.