What’s your job? Is it needed? What about eternity? Will your vocation be required in heaven?
There is no need for doctors and nurses because there is no sickness with Jesus. How about auto mechanics. I never read there will be cars as a mode of transportation in heaven. Drug cartels and drug traffickers are not needed or wanted. Firefighters will no longer be needed; the only flames are eternal in the Lake of Fire.
Preachers are not needed to proclaim the saving knowledge of the Lord; all the citizens already know Jesus. No personal workers, either, to supply tissue for the broken-hearted. Instead, God is going to wipe away all the tears, according to Revelation 21:4.
The mortician business will not exist because there’s no more death. That also eliminates cemetery employees. Police and all the judicial officials will be gone, and crime does not exist in eternity. Electricians are a has been, Jesus is the source of light, meaning no more streetlights.
With my limited capacity to think, there may be one or two transferable vocations. Wait staff is my first thought. I don’t know who will serve at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, but it could be those with experience here on earth. The second thought was maybe a seamstress. They may have an opportunity before the last trump of God to make the white robes for incoming saints. This vocation can fill a temporary need for eternal wardrobes.
All this rhetoric may get you to think. What are you doing to prepare for eternity? There will be no need for our earthly vocation. Only the things done for Christ here on earth will make a safe transition. Will that thought get you to do some self-evaluation?
I’m sure some of you will be able to revise this episode. And remind me of all the things of which I couldn’t think. We can continue this conversation in heaven when we all can see clearly.