“Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth’.” Ge. 14:19 NLT
We don’t know a whole lot about what the realm of Heaven looks like. Our own fallen Earth is breathtaking even in its broken state.
God has created such grandeur here as human artists can only emulate.
Here, He shows himself to be a God of intricate detail. He cares about the smallest petal and the sweetest scent.
He shows his creativity in the beautiful fury of the storm-clouds. Mixing our hearts with wonder and fear as the lightning crashes.
He reveals himself in the snow.
in the warmth of a campfire. God made all of these things for us to enjoy here on Earth.
We may not know much about what Heaven looks like. We may have only fleeting glimpses and descriptions of the New Earth and the New Jerusalem that lie ahead for us; But we know the work of the Architect who has made them or shall make them all. We have seen His work with our eyes. I can only imagine the wonder…. But perhaps one glimpse of Jesus will make all the beauty of Heaven pale in comparison….Maybe I don’t long to go to Heaven at all. Maybe what I really want is to see the one who died and rose for me.
Pastor J, I have to say when I think about Heaven my thoughts are more about seeing Jesus rather than what it looks like. I think for me the scenery will not matter when I am in the comforting, protective arms of my Father because nothing else seems to matter when you feel safe. The physical beauty of Heaven can and will only be an added bonus to the Greatness of our Father.
This is so true Deb. But oh how I long to explore and walk the length and breadth of our eternal home with Him!
God has such a beautiful imagination. I can only imagine what he has in store. 😀
You are so right Sarah! I can hardly wait to see what He shall reveal in our days ahead! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for sharing, Pastor J
This is all I could think of as I read your post and the comments:
Oh boy, Ann, does that say it all. Thank you. I so needed that right now. God bless you.
Interesting question. I spent 25 years on the road as a speaker/trainer. I got weary of motels and takeout food. I loved my work but longed for home.
I love my life now, but I long for home. But not for an empty house, I’m looking most forward to falling into the arms of the Lover of my soul – and then taking in all the rest 😉
So good Debbie! Sometimes the road here on Earth gets long doesn’t it? Like you I cannot wait until I see the One Who Loves My Soul!
This was so good, Pastor J. And just thinking about seeing Jesus is enough to bring me to tears tonight. Thank you and God bless!
You are welcome sister! Hold on this race is an endurance run but when we see Him as the old song says “It will be worth it all”