and all Joe’s angel servants and his family couldn’t wait to see him any longer.
The angel and Joe came through a portal in the universe to what seemed the end of all the galaxies but one enormous bright star outside of the rest of the known universe. The closer they got, Joe realized that it was not a giant star at all, but a giant planet-home.
The angel did a flyby of the giant planet, circling around it, trying to understand the opulent colors of thousands he could never see on earth.
When he looked back towards the universe which he perceived to be south he saw the entire universe, 200 billion spun galaxies, behind the planet of light.
Heaven was far more indescribable than Joe would have comprehended on earth. He knew this land was more dazzling with living light that all of galaxies put together and it never hurt his eyes, which continued to amaze him. Plus there were no shadows in his new world, no darkness at all.
The place where his God ,lived was a beautiful diamond, seemingly disguised as a planet with a trillion colors, not clashing but reflecting everywhere and off everthing in perfect symmetry and order.
As they landed at the pearl gates of the city, embedded with every kind of precious stone, Joe noticed the size of the wonderful city. It was 1500 miles east, west and south and also 1500 miles high just like it said in the book of Revelation.
He extolled the LORD, praising him over and over again, then saying, “I made it, I made it, I made it!” There were angels everywhere, but he somehow knew that the ones before him on marbled stairs had been personally assigned to him.
Then he saw glorious light way at the top of those stairs which he knew was the source of all light in the universe. It was Jesus. The angels parted a path for him, praising God as he ran up the stairs to meet his Savior, face to face.
Joe saw penetrating and loving eyes staring back at him, eyes that were endless in wisdom, power and understanding. When he saw the holes in Jesus’s hands and feet, tears flooded his face, but Jesus wiped them away tenderly.
“I did it just for you, Joe” the LORD said with a smile that warmed Joe’s heart.
“You served me well, Son. You have made me proud because you have followed and accomplished my perfect plan I had for you, my son. Your reward will be greater than you can comprehend-it will take you all of eternity to understand the treasures and rewards I have for you here.”
“Thank you, LORD. I don’t deserve any of it,” Joe said in tears of joy as he look down at streets of gold.