Years ago my wife and I went on a wonderful trip called The Journey's of Paul. There were about 300 of us and we flew to Rome, Italy and then traveled to the Mediterranean Sea to catch a tour boat. We got to the small dock tired, hungry, and worn out from a day of travel, where the ship was supposed to be waiting for us. No ship was there, so we crowded into the small waiting room. "Ship delayed" were the words we kept hearing. It got dark and there was no transportation to go anywhere else. There was not even food, water, or enough chairs for everybody to sit down; and the chairs were uncomfortable.
Late in the night, cold, tired and hungry, I saw something on the distant horizon. As it got closer, the ship's whistle blew. Everybody came out anxiously wanting to get on that ship. There were wonderful accommodations, like plenty of delicious foods, very comfortable, spacious beds and people running around everywhere trying to accommodate us. We spent many wonderful days on that ship and it reminded me of something in the Bible. All Christians are heaven bound (Philippians 3:20, 1 Thessalonians 1:10). We will be there forever. The accommodations will be out of this world; no discomforts whatsoever. But in this life there can or may be many discomforts (Hebrews 6:15-19, James 1:2, 1 Peter 1:6). See you in Church next Sunday.