Rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20
When Jesus heard the seventy disciples who returned full of joy that even the demons obeyed them when they called on his name, he replied, nevertheless, don’t rejoice because the evil spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven. All these were expected by Jesus because just before he sent them out to the world to preach and proclaim the Good News, he had given them authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the Enemy.
At the time Jesus filled with joy of the Holy Spirit gave thanks to the Father for having hidden these things from the wise and learned, and made them known to little children. God has revealed to the little ones the mysterious power of the Gospel to transform people and show them the truth. Likewise, the apostles marveled at the report by Mary of Magdala whom Jesus appeared to her when he rose early on the first day of the week.
Jesus came to break the bond of sin and to set captives free The learned and the wise think they know but they do not know what is essential. They do not see how God’s power is working wherever Jesus is being proclaimed. The little ones are used to sacrificing themselves and do not live for themselves. They are always preparing a place for others and live their faith in simple ways and know that none of their sacrifices are lost. As believers, we work for eternity and rejoice. Rejoice that our names are already written in heaven and give thanks.
Rejoice in the Lord always.