Saturday, April 12, 2008

Too Much 'Good,' Not Enough Heaven

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The sunshine this morning is amazing. I started walking at 7 and the birds are singing and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the spring morning. "Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day", from "Oklahoma" comes to my mind. I must be getting old.

I was thinking about my post from yesterday and Grant's comment about if he weren't here he would be in Heaven, and it makes me think that I think about the "pleasures" here to much and it distracts me from thinking about how good Heaven will really be. Often I think, w/o saying it, that "it doesn't get any better than this", but that is such a small view of what Heaven will be like. Even if I was awakened to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach in Hawaii and walked out onto the sand, the water temperature is "perfect" the breeze is just perfect, there is better, much better, coming. It is hard for me to imagine that this is so much less than Heaven will be, but there will be no sin in Heaven, so that makes it infinitely better all by it self. And then you add to that the fact that the Perfect Son will be the light of Heaven, and the most amazing praise, like the Shepherd's conference on steroids.:) Oh what a day that will!

Try to imagine how good Heaven will be,

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1 comment:

~Kim said...


I am a regular reader of your blog and so encouraged by it! I have been sending others to this blog for encouragement also and thought it might be a good idea if in your header "How Good Is God", you also include a little of your story or how you came about starting the blog. That way people who have not read your blog from the beginning will know a little about the history of your writings right on the front page.

I am also going to have our 12 year old daughter start reading this as part of her daily private worship to the Lord. She needs to see how others are trusting the Lord in difficult circumstances in real life and how Scripture is so full of comfort and conviction and encouragment for us all.