When I hear the phrase “grand entrance,” I see richly-dressed VIPs entering a gala event, their arrival announced with trumpet fanfare. Is that what these two verses indicate will happen when we get to heaven?
…Then God will give you a grand entrance (other versions say “rich welcome”) into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:11
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— Jude 24
I will be home at last, where I belong. My Savior and Older Brother, Jesus, will draw me into his incredible embrace, and my Father will throw a lavish party. My dad and brother and grandparents will be there, and oh! what a welcome I’ll receive. Shouldn’t that be incentive enough to keep plugging on faithfully for a few more days?