This is different than what I have had in the past. I have written about a dream that I had about heaven. I have speculated about my reaction to heaven possibly being similar to how our kittens experience transition from one home to another. I have also considered how people with disabilities may experience heaven. But this time, my thoughts about heaven seem different.
This is not about my frustrations of living in a sinful world. This is not about my frustrations of living in a body that is aging. This is not about my desire to finally be free of my sinful tendencies. This isn't a reaction to the bad news that I read about everyday and wanting Jesus to return to end suffering.
This time, for the past couple of weeks, I have been filled with excitement about the prospect of heaven. I don't know what started this emotion but I am enjoying it. Maybe I spend too much time in my head pontificating about what things could be like. Maybe I'm too heavenly minded to be of any earthly good.
But, I'm just putting this out there.
Heaven is something that gets me really excited.
I don't envision all the imagery found in Revelation.
I don't think about flying around playing harps and acting all righteous.
I see heaven as a place very similar to this world but being at total peace with myself and everyone else.
God's Peace will rule heaven.
I imagine running and not getting tired.
I imagine climbing mountains and not worrying about gravity.
I imagine traveling, visiting, remembering, spending an eternity with those whom I have only read about.
I imagine hearing story after story of God's faithfulness and grandeur.
I imagine meeting people that the world threw away and trashed but are highly prized by God.
I imagine getting to REALLY KNOW people and not worrying about time, expense or image.
I imagine time spent with Jesus.
I imagine times of review of people's lives and seeing where God intervened and nobody knew about it.
I imagine that I will be surprised at how involved God's Holy Spirit has been with us.
I imagine there will be no concept of time.
BE A MAN.