I’m not sure why, but I’ve found myself thinking a lot about heaven lately.
It all started with a post I wrote on dragonflies. The fact those insects see colors we can’t see carried my thoughts to the possibility of “new” colors in heaven–colors already here that our eyes just don’t have the design to acknowledge.
I wonder what a dragonfly would see in my backyard. Would the colors be different?The southern azaleas bloom deep fuchsia contrasted by pure white ones. And my favorite tree, the dogwood, wears ivory blooms suspended in the air like snowflakes that never melt. And sunsets coloring clouds like puffs of cotton candy float in the evening sky.
A mallard duck couple visits my front yard from time to time. His emerald neck shines iridescent in the sun while the small triangle of deep blue in Mrs. Mallard’s wing beckons me to heavenly places. My words fall short as does my camera to capture their colors’ array.
It all makes me think of heaven.
It’s fun to dream of what it might be.
I’ve always dreamed of being a drummer in heaven, something my physical limitations won’t allow me to do in this body. But the other day, as I talked to the Lord about my dream to play the drums, I believe he gave me another vision. I wasn’t the drummer; I was the beat.
Heaven will be beyond our dreams. The boundaries of this physical world will no longer apply.
Thoughts of heaven can give us hope in our today. We’re in the middle of the now and the not yet. Heaven is here, but it isn’t.
The scriptures this week will encourage you to keep on keepin’ on. Which I thought we might need after studying suffering last week.
My friends, we’ve been promised eternity.
2 Corinthians 4:16: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:17: For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:18: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:7: For we live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:4: For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
2 Corinthians 5:5: Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, what is to come.
Colossians 3:4: When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
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