Many of you have watched the first two seasons of The Chosen, but if you haven’t yet, I highly encourage you to start! The first year was consistently excellent, and season two was just as good. I actually think The Chosen is better than any portrayal of Jesus I’ve ever seen—the presentation of Christ’s love, wit, humor, and delight with His disciples is amazing!
Here are some related thoughts:
Scripture portrays God as holy and transcendent. But even before Christ’s incarnation, God came to the garden to walk with Adam and Eve. And Christ’s incarnation and resurrection took it much further—one member of the transcendent triune God became permanently immanent. Jesus is in physical form, in a human resurrection body, for all eternity.
Jesus promised we’d eat with Him in His Kingdom. How truly magnificent! To eat a meal with Jesus will be to eat a meal with God. The fascinating God is by far the most interesting person we’ll ever meet in Heaven.
Imagine what it’d be like to walk with Jesus, as the disciples did. If you know Christ, you’ll have that opportunity on the New Earth.
I’m sometimes asked how untold millions of believers with Jesus in Heaven, or on the New Earth when Heaven descends to it (Revelation 21-22), will be able to talk to Him one-on-one. But if God took on human form several times, as recorded in Scripture, couldn’t Christ choose to take on any form to manifest Himself to us? Or might the one body of Jesus somehow be simultaneously present with His people in a million places? For sure He promised us He would be with us always (Matthew 28:20). We don’t have to wait until we die or are resurrected for that to be true, but how much more immediate and wonderful will His presence be with us in the world to come?
Could we walk with Jesus (not just spiritually, but also physically) while millions of others are also walking with Him? Might we be able to touch His hand or embrace Him or spend a long afternoon privately conversing with Him—not just with His spirit but His whole person? It may defy our logic, but God is capable of doing far more than we imagine!
I sometimes ponder what it’ll be like to see Jesus, to fall on my knees before Him, then talk with Him and eat with Him and walk with Him as a resurrected person living on a resurrected Earth. Like Job I’m struck with the realization that “I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:27).For more on the eternal Heaven, the New Earth, see Randy’s book Heaven. You can also browse our additional resources on Heaven.