How do you imagine heaven?  First of all, I think of seeing God as He is in All His Fullness.  

I think of knowing Him more intimately than ever and having an eternity to know Him even more.

I think of seeing the real me in the reflection of His Face.  I will know myself as He has always known me.

Paul described it beautifully when he said, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

1 Corinthians 13:12

I think of the most wonderful reunion with all those I have loved, but have not seen on earth for awhile.  

I think of those I never met, but yet came to know and love through their contributions on earth — writings, art, music — the people from The Bible.  There is so much I want to ask them about their time here.

I think of the joy of seeing how the redeemed of The Lord look and act — people who were not that perfect on earth, but then perfected and polished to be who they were created to be (and that includes me!).

I think of the joy of truly being free of the sins that so easily tripped me up on earth.  I know I will continue for all eternity to be amazed by God’s Grace and Mercy.

I think of the joy of having a new body.  The body I now have has served me well for 75 years, but it is suffering now from “age and mileage.”  It is missing some parts.  I struggle.

In Heaven, I will have a brand new body.  I imagine being able to see all the wonders of that new world clearly.  I will hear everything.  My mind will be clear.  I will run and not be weary.  I will walk and not faint.  I will even fly!

Those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

The pain I have now will be gone.  There will be no reason to grieve.  Nothing will be lost.  All will be gained.  Joys will not be for just a season and then end.  The Joy will be forever!

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4

I will join in the joy of those around me discovering their new bodies.  

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing!

Isaiah 35: 5-6

David Ring was born with cerebral palsy.  He too anticipates that glorious day when we all get to heaven.

I invite you to join him (and me) as we look toward that day.  I look forward to seeing you all in heaven in our new bodies!

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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