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So often, we think of heaven being a place that is far away. But the story of Jacob's encounter with a ladder that leads to heaven teaches us that heaven is not as far away as we think. Indeed, the promise of Scripture is that, on the Last Day, heaven will come to earth: "I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband' (Revelation 21:2). On Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country, but we also find our hope in the truth that their heaven is as close as our Savior, who will one day return for all who trust in Him.
So often, we think of heaven being a place that is far away. But the story…