When my kids were small, we loved to read Dr. Seuss before they went to bed. One of our favorite Seuss books was Wacky Wednesday. Anybody remember that one?
It was about a kid who woke up one Wednesday morning to find everything weird and well…wacky! There were socks on his wall, shoes upside down in the air, baby strollers without wheels, alligators in the baby strollers, smoke stacks in places they shouldn’t be etc.,etc,etc.
Our favorite thing to do was count all of the wacky things on the page. We loved the counting, “I-spy” type of books. I liked them because it kept the kids involved, taught them how to count, and were fun for me too. (I’m still learning how to count.)
Despite this fun, when my children were young there were many difficult days. Days when I was frustrated, lonely, and depressed. However, somehow, the difficult days are now harder to remember than the good ones– like the Wacky Wednesday nights or the afternoons when I would play “tent” with Drew under the down comforter trying to get him to take a nap. (Of course, I would fall asleep first.)
Now, looking back, those were such sweet days.
Maybe this is a small revelation of heaven.
I have a feeling that when we are standing next to Jesus, with all pain and sorrow fallen away in the presence of Love Himself, only the good memories will remain. Just like the ones with my children.
No more tears, no more disagreements. Just Love.
His body will be glowing (resplendent), and His heart will be exuding tangible love. No spoken words will be needed in His presence. We will speak spirit to Spirit. We will know. Love itself will envelop us with a never-ending embrace that will never disappoint or lack luster.
Pain, sorrow, loneliness will all pass away. But Love (like we’ve never fully known) will remain.
Spend some time with Him in preparation for that day. I think it will make that moment when faith becomes sight even sweeter.
“But we are citizens of heaven, and it is from there that we expect a Deliverer, the Lord Yeshua, the Messiah. He will change the bodies we have in this humble state and make them like His glorious body, using the power which enables Him to bring everything under His control.” (Phil. 3:20) CJB
The grace of the Lord Yeshua Messiah be with your spirit.
Today’s Scripture to journal:Romans 8:1,2