Through these pages you will get to know us a little better and our vision to spread a passion for the glory of God in Christ Jesus from generation to generation. Whether you are new to Lynden, new to Christianity or just want to find out more about our church, we invite you to have a look around, feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail and visit us anytime. Our Sunday worship times are 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM. Childcare is provided at both services.
Heaven will be stunningly amazing. Heaven will be better than anything on earth and better than everything on earth. Heaven will be better than the very best thing on earth. Nothing here comes close to comparing to what it will be like there. The sounds will be crisper, the colors sharper and more brilliant, the sights will be more spectacular, the smells will be more aromatic, the sensations will be euphoric. It will be sensory overload. To experience the marvelous light of the glory and presence of God will be something like, all at once, tasting all the best tastes (ice cream, chocolate, strawberries, fine wine), hearing all the most beautiful sounds possible (ocean waves, Beethoven symphonies, a babies laugh, a kitten’s purr), feeling every good sensation possible (back rub, sitting down after standing for hours, silk on the skin, toes in a sandy beach), inhaling all the most wonderful scents at once (lavender and lilacs in spring, Chanel No. 5, fresh bread baking), and seeing all the most beautiful created things possible (Aurora Borealis, a murmuration of starlings, the Milky Way on a clear night, the Grand Tetons, a lightning storm). Yet heaven is better than all of this multiplied a thousand times, but heaven is at least all of this” (this idea inspired by a Joshua Gibbs blog post). It will be a purity and beauty of experience that no human words can convey. All the symbols John uses in Revelation are meant to communicate to us that what’s in heaven is beyond what mere symbols can capture. It will be above and beyond anything we could ask or imagine. It will be better even than the Garden of Eden which is being paralleled in John’s vision. The river and the trees, the abundance, the beauty, the intimacy with God Himself, all of that it turns out was a prophetic vision anticipating an even greater future. What the first Adam lost by his sin, the second Adam recovered by His obedience. That wonderful paradise lost is regained in heaven. This final vision restores the very first vision of unbroken, idyllic fellowship between God and man. The end is far better than the beginning.