Happiest Place on Earth?

by | Aug 17, 2017 | Devotional | 0 comments

carousel_horse_field.jpg

As I write this, my family and I are on our first vacation to Disney World. For those who have been here, you know that the staff members will go out of their way to ensure that you have the best experience possible. The nickname for the park is The Happiest Place on Earth.

But, is it really?

Let’s look at an example from our first full day here. While the rides, attractions, and service were fantastic, the trip to the buses at closing time was anything but. There was no indication where one bus line ended and another began, so confusion was the name of the game. Add the heat, fatigue of a day with little kids at an amusement park, and a lack of patience, and you get a war of words between two adults about someone cutting line. It took security showing up to have cooler heads prevail. Of course, there were tons of cell phones pulled out to record the event, and there were a few instigators who were very quick to help escalate the situation. Obviously, The Happiest Place on Earth moniker didn’t exactly apply in this case.

Thankfully, we have a hope in a true Happiest Place on Earth that is to come — Zion! Isaiah 11:6-9 describes a world, compared to today, turned upside down. It describes a time where there will be no destruction of any kind, even affecting the animals and the food chain as we know it. Christ speaks of Zion as well in 3 Nephi 20. He states that the powers of heaven will be among the people and that He would be in their midst.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ll take Zion any time over the best service and coolest rides that a theme park can provide. No arguing, no fighting, sharing everything in common, and all living in the peace and the love of God with Christ among them. Zion will truly be The Happiest Place on Earth, the kingdom of God among mankind. It’s my hope and prayer that I’ll be able to see and experience it in my day.

Bio Rich

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Author

  • Brother Rich lives in Katy, Texas, with wife Tracy, son Jack, and Penny the dog.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

It’s What We Do

I wrote most of this article while my husband, Brother Greg, and I were in the car driving to a court hearing with a native friend in hopes that God will work a miracle and set him free. It's just what we do for our “Ponca family.”  Last year, we moved to...

Read More

A Bad Case of the Amazon Gimmies

"Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire." (Ecclesiastes 6:9) I can't remember exactly when my 6-year-old son learned about his Amazon wishlist, but it's a day that I've come to rue. Bitterly.  I keep an Amazon wishlist for him and his...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.