The stereotypical image of heaven. . . multitudes of beautiful people robed in white, eternally strumming little lyres, must be of the devil. As an atheist I thought and as a Christian I still think, “If that is heaven, I want no part of it.” Such a life to me would quickly. . . in a matter of hours or days, turn into a hell of boredom.
But the Bible tells us:
In my imagination, as an eternal resident of heaven, the entire universe becomes my playground. . .Surrounded by beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. . . hopefully surrounded by family members, a thought takes me to majestic panoramas such as this picture. . . .endlessly able to explore strange moons of exotic planets. . . or simpler sequences as I will, of golden afternoons in a quiet forest glade. . . walking cool dim paths along misty wilderness waterfalls. . .intimately observing a fawn’s first breath. . .watching a blue whale being born. . .walking and talking with the Lord in the cool of the day. . .
Heaven will be beyond anything I can imagine. . .all my troubles and tears will pass away. . .
Let us persevere upon our journey. . .
Let us never weary of this path we travel. . .
Let us keep our eyes upon eternity. . .
and our thoughts upon the mansion our Lord prepares for us. . .
I love you my God. . .
I so look forward to the day when we can truly be reunited. . .
Credit for the image:
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)