>> Sunday, October 31, 2010
I wrote this stream-of-conscious musing about Heaven a few months ago and just found it again while doing some much needed cleaning in my office. I re-read it and decided I liked it, so I'm posting it here to paper into the universe.
It will be a delightful surprise, a welcome relief, the fulfillment of our heart's quest for purpose, when the Lord sets us to work in Heaven. In it, we will be perfecting upon perfection yet ever learning; constantly amazed and tickled about our daily discoveries and accomplishments; baffled at how much more we resemble Christ than the day before. Yet the bafflements of yesterday are resolved in the understanding gained today. Thus continues the blessed cycle of ever-comprehending, ever-wondering, ever-perfecting and aspiring to God's unattainable glory; ever-joyful in the work set out for us. Our faith will be sight, yet contained in a single mustard seed within the heart of a wide-eyed, trusting child. True faith need not a larger accommodation. True faith is that simple and pure.
"...God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen..." 1 Corinthians 1:27-28
Thinking more about it, especially as I re-write this here on Sunday, i.e. the Sabbath, i.e. the "day of rest", which is only a foreshadow of the rest we'll enter into in Heaven, I thought it ironic how we'll be anything but resting "up there." No, the rest will be from our fallen, sinful selves in a fallen, sinful world. Ahh, now that I wouldn't mind kicking my feet up from for all eternity.