When I was young, I imagined heaven would be a pretty sweet place. Quite literally. Somewhere along the line I heard that I wouldn’t have to pay for anything in heaven. You know what that means to a 6 year old girl with a sweet tooth? Free candy! Armfuls of all the candy I wanted. That was my heaven. Unlimited candy was as good as it gets!
What about you? What do you imagine as heaven?
Peace and quiet? Green fields, tropical waterfalls? Sun beaming down on your golf game, stroking under par every time? Pampering at the most exquisite spa?
Whatever you imagine – what if heaven is more?
I remember the first time I was “allowed” to have as much candy as I wanted. It was glorious! Until I felt sick. And I didn’t want to see candy ever again. I’m sure glad unlimited candy isn’t as good as it gets.
Will that not be true of what we imagine of heaven also?
No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those that love Him. That’s the reality. Heaven is more than we can imagine.
On this side of eternity, we cannot fully understand the glory and love of God in heaven. We will be in the full presence of the Creator of the universe. Face to face with the God who created us.
Stop. Think about that. The full presence of the Creator of the universe.
We get in because of what Jesus did, not what we did. Tomorrow we will consider how that impacts our life on earth, but lets not miss this. There will be a time where we are face to face with the glory of God in heaven.
Like that old song says, I can only imagine.
Belong – Because you can belong before you believe.
Is there something in you that wants to believe God not only has a place for you in heaven, but it’s more than you can imagine? What holds you back from trusting this truth?
Believe – Because those who belong often start to believe.
What do you believe about heaven? Take time to listen to this song and meditate on the glory of God we can only imagine on this side of eternity.
Become – Because everyone who believes can become someone new.
How often do you let the reality of heaven in the presence of God sink in? Take time to listen to this song and meditate on the glory of God we can only imagine on this side of eternity.
Dear God, you are the Creator of the heavens and earth. You are the beginning and the end of all that we see, and I am a product of your hand. I know, God, that one day I will stand before you in your fullness, and I can only imagine what it will be like. I worship you. I thank you for your promise through Jesus, in his name I pray, Amen.