The Land of His Dreams

 •  3 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Have you ever crossed a river? Did you cross over on a bridge or go across in a boat? About a week ago I heard of a man who crossed a river on the hood of a car!
Recently, many refugees have been crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. Some of those people are fleeing from persecution and difficult economic conditions in countries like Nicaragua and El Salvador. They have heard from others that life is better in the United States, and many have sold everything they have to make the long trip up through Central America and Mexico to the border of Texas. Some have left their families behind and come alone, hoping that they will later be able to send for their families.
So many refugees began arriving in Texas at the immigration center that the building could not contain everyone and the city of Harlinger had to close the building down as unsanitary. The people kept arriving, so the authorities finally had to make a refugee center so that these people would have a place to wait while their papers were being processed.
One refugee made the long trip from Central America in a wheelchair. When he got to the border, friends in Mexico put him on the broken hood of a car and floated him across the Rio Grande river!
It is touching to hear of this man who wanted so desperately to come to the United States. He was willing to suffer a great deal of hardship to get to the land of his dreams.
I am on my way to a lurid that is far more wonderful even than the dreams of that man. Because of the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary for my sins. I am on my way to heaven. Are you on your way there too? Unlike the man in the wheelchair, you cannot get to heaven with your own efforts or even with the help of your friends. You must simply come to the Lord Jesus for salvation. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14.6.
I cannot help but wonder if the man in the wheelchair was disappointed when he arrived in the land of his dreams only to be placed in a crowded refugee center to wait for perhaps as long as two months for a decision on his request to stay in the States. But those who are saved will never be disappointed when they arrive in God's home! Surely they will say, "It was a true report that I heard in mine own land... and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and thy prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard." 1 Kings 10:6, 76And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 7Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. (1 Kings 10:6‑7).
I cannot tell what happened to that man. There is a possibility that he was sent back to his own country. This is not possible with those who are saved and on their way to heaven. The Lord Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand." John 10:27, 2827My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:27‑28).
Are you certain that you have a home in heaven? You can be. Come to the Lord Jesus today for salvation—and I will meet you there!