Heaven Pt. 63

“And of Joseph  he said, Blessed of the LORD [be] his land , for the precious things  of heaven , for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath ,” Deut. 33:13 KJV
I am thankful for the rain! Because of the roses, I am even more thankful for the dew.  You see, every year at this time our yard bursts into bloom with multiple thousands of wild and cultivated roses.

The fragrant shafts burst forth from nearly a quarter acre of bushes that over the last twenty-five years have slowly encroached on the landscape. You may remember, that last year I had to cut the roses out of my crab apple tree.

But they have also climbed high into the beech and dogwood trees. They would truly be a nuisance if they did not smell so absolutely beautiful!

Here’s the thing about rose season. Too much rain makes the roses melt right off the vine. Roses like the dew of Heaven. It comes every night and slakes the thirst of the the ever seeking roots, but never gives so much moisture that the fragrant petals rot before they can release their gift.

I love the rain. It’s one of God’s gifts to a fallen world. But the dew, now that was God’s gift from Heaven before the fall.

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and [there was] not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” Ge. 2:5,6 KJV

Deuteronomy 33:13 reminds me that there is coming a restoration of all things! I wonder what a perfect world will look like! What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 63

  1. I don’t know what a perfect world will look like but I can’t wait to find out. I bet there will be green every where, like we have never seen before, and the flowers even more brillant than the green. Thanks, Pastor J for helping us look towards heaven with this series. Many blessings to you today.

    • Pastor Brad and I were talking about the possibility of increased sensory perception when we get to Heaven. HE asked me “Pastor J do you think we will be able to taste colors?” I don’t know about that but it would make a good sideline in a book somewhere.

      • That is an interesting question Pastor Brad had, but I often wonder will it always be sunny or will there be rain in heaven?

      • Not sure about that either. I do not think there will be rain in the New Earth which we will inhabit in eternity. I think it might be like the Garden of Eden where water came up from the ground to water the plants… but who knows?

  2. I’d love to walk through and smell your roses – and see the dew on them. We don’t get much dew here. I have sprayed roses with water before taking a photo just to get the ‘dew’ effect.

    Whatever heaven is like we know it is PERFECT.

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