Some people think that Christianity is all pie in the sky when we die. They assume that Christianity is all about what happens after death, and it’s not. It’s much, much more than that.
Eternal life begins the very moment a person believes in Jesus Christ. Heaven is a continuation of the eternal life they have begun to enjoy here on earth.
David, who wrote most of the psalms, says, ‘You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’
God had shown David the path of life – the way to eternal life through faith. Consequently the psalmist knows the joy of the presence of the Lord on earth and he looks forward to unspeakably wonderful pleasures to come when he goes home to heaven.
Life with the Lord here on earth is just a foretaste of what is to come. (Psalm 16:11)