8.28.2011

heaven

It's been four weeks since Jimmy went there. Four very long weeks. But they are four weeks that God has been using to shape me and point me more toward where He is. And it's pointing me upward, to heaven.

Heaven. We all have so many different pictures of what it will be like. I know that it won't be anything like the pictures in my mind. It will be more incredible that I can comprehend. I can't even comprehend that! But I do know that the God who knows every detail about me, every love and every care, He's designed it to be perfect for me. I can't wait to see what it is like.

But though the place itself will be absolutely incredible, that's not the part that holds true excitement for me. It's the fact that I'll walk through it hand in hand with Jesus. No joke. Think about that for a minute. I'll be there with Him, hearing his voice. I wonder, what will His voice sound like? I can hardly imagine even being able to respond to Him, but only wanting to hear Him talk. Hear His voice. His real voice. And yet He'll also be listening to me. Who knows what we'll talk about. I don't even care. I'll have forever with Him.

Heaven. A constant mix of fellowship with Jesus and also constant worship. Singing a new song to the Lord. Maybe laughing with Him when they don't rhyme at all. Maybe bursting into tears of joy at the sound the angels make for Him.

Think about all of this. Close your eyes, stop, and think.

Why do we care so much about this earth? I can't understand it. Why do we spend years investing in things that will be gone in a second, the second we leave earth? Why do just try to keep ourselves comfortable? Why, when what is to come with outshine, outweigh it all? When the treasure we will have there will cause the comforts here to seem ridiculous?

"Why should my heart be fixed where my home is not? Heaven is my home; God in Christ is all my happiness: and where my treasure is, there my heart should be."
~Margaret Charlton Baxter

Since July 31st, Phil Wickham's "Heaven Song" has been my theme. It's words and melody bringing me to tears so many times. I'm listening to it now. I cry because I know Jimmy is actually seeing this, no longer having that restless ache for heaven. He's really there in that beautiful, perfect place with his beautiful Savior. And I cry because my soul is crying out for it too.


"You wrote a letter and You signed Your name,
I read every word of it page by page.
You said that You'd be coming, coming for me soon.
Oh, my God I'll be ready for You.



'Cause I wanna run on greener pastures,
I wanna dance on higher hills,
I wanna drink from sweeter waters in the misty morning chills.
Oh my soul is getting restless for the place where I belong.
I can't wait to join the angels and sing my heaven song.



I hear Your voice and I catch my breath,
'Well done, my child, enter in and rest.'
Tears of joy roll down my cheek,
It's beautiful beyond my wildest dreams.



'Cause I wanna run on greener pastures,
I wanna dance on higher hills,
I wanna drink from sweeter waters in the misty morning chills.
Oh my soul is getting restless for the place where I belong.
I can't wait to join the angels and sing my heaven song."


Don't let this world distract you from that goal. Remember and treasure that day when you'll hear His voice. And live this life so that many, many more will be there to see it because of you. May your life be filled with the light of one whose focus is not on this earth.

Let your life sing your heaven song.




(Heaven Song by Phil Wickham - http://grooveshark.com/s/Heaven+Song/3BE9cJ?src=5)

2 comments:

  1. "Singing a new song to the Lord. Maybe laughing with Him when they don't rhyme at all. Maybe bursting into tears of joy at the sound the angels make for Him."

    ah! i love that. can't wait...

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  2. "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life... and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

    I long to be with my Savior! Been meditating on that the last few days. I can only imagine... :)

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