Heavenly Assignments

Heavenly Assignments

“In his defense Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.’” – John 5:17 As we talked about yesterday, non-work is not ideal, but our culture is bent towards thinking that leisure is King. We have come to believe that Heaven is a place where we sit around eternally and eat from a buffet, float on clouds, and fly. However, the truth is that there will be work for us to do there, too, but it will be the best kind of work. In the next life, we will have meaningful, life-giving assignments, the type that we were meant to experience before the fall. In short, it will be avodah. There are probably many of us who think seriously about the afterlife and at one time or another feared that it might be boring. The good news is

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Heavenly Assignments

“In his defense Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.’” – John 5:17 As we talked about yesterday, non-work is not the ideal, but because of our cultural bent towards thinking that leisure is king, many of us in the church have come to believe that Heaven is going to be a place where we just sit around eternally and eat fro-yo, float on clouds, and fly. However, the truth is that there will be work for us to do there, too, and it will be the best kind of work. In the next part of eternity, we will have meaningful, life-giving assignments; the type that we were meant to know before the fall. In short, it will be avodah. Many of us who think seriously about the afterlife have at one time or another feared that

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