Sunday, November 14, 2004

Heavenly Homework


“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him..” I Corinthians 2:9

I am so limited in what I can imagine about Heaven. I know it will be wonderful. I’ll see my Jesus and walk and talk with Him. I’ll see my loved ones – in perfection—the way God intended for us to be. I think the things that are important to me now will seem so insignificant there, except of course the relationships I’ve built and the people I love.

Gold streets – what can that be like? Is the gold like ours? I have a feeling it will be far superior to earthly gold. Gates of pearls and ‘precious stones’ will be commonplace, beautiful, but not overly valued like they are here.

No crime, no fear, no greed or selfishness, no sickness or death, no pain, no shame or embarrassment, no intimidation, no separation, no forgetfulness.

Sometimes I picture a huge golden throne with God (I’ve never been able to imagine what He looks like) sitting smiling at His people. I am part of a huge crowd, with people as far as the eye can see, and we’re all gazing in awe at our Heavenly Father and bowing before Him, knowing the inconceivable truth that He knows me by name and loves me beyond my imagination.

I think there will be things for us to do, and we’ll enjoy whatever it is. I think there will be times when I will get to have private and wonderful conversations with Jesus. I’ll meet my guardian angel and be amazed at the things he tells me about what was going on here.

I’ll get to see my Daddy and my brother again, and my grandparents, etc.. I’ll meet the baby that I carried for such a little time and then ‘lost’. I’ll meet Mary and Adam and Eve and Abraham and Ruth, Esther, Peter and all the disciples, Paul. I’ll see dear friends and family, and I’ll meet a host of others I’ve never heard of – saints from around the world and from every generation….

(It would be interesting to read this again after I’m in Heaven. I’d probably laugh at myself for even trying to describe it!)

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