“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going. John 14:1-4
“But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9
Recently, in one of our night time talks, my 10-year old granddaughter, Sophie said, “I’ve been thinking a lot about what Heaven is like.” Seeing her thinking about the things of God was music to this grandmother’s ears. Seems like lately she has developed an interest in discussing Scripture. She loves God’s Word.
Sophie went on to ask some related questions, which I did my best to answer. I then quoted John 14:1-4–Jesus’ words of comfort to His disciples prior to leaving them to return to the Father. I ended by saying, “All I can tell you is that Heaven will be more beautiful than anything we can ever imagine.”
I am thankful to have had such a sweet conversation with Sophie about Heaven. I’m pretty sure her thinking came about because she knows her mommy is in Heaven.
In today’s devotional from Fresh Grounded Faith, Jennifer Rothschild stated that she had once received an email with the question, “How big is Heaven?” She gave biblical references found in Revelation, Chapters 21-22. It was her closing statements that best express my own heart:
‘Heaven is bigger than my sin, bigger than my imagination, bigger than my failures, bigger than my hopes, bigger than my loss, bigger than I deserve. Heaven is as huge as God’s heart and as vast as His forgiveness. Heaven is as gigantic as His grace and as immense as His benevolence. Heaven is as enormous as His holiness, as cosmic as His care for us, and as measureless as His mercy.”
“Heaven is big…yet small enough to fit into my heart.”
One thing we can be sure of—Heaven will be wonderful! Until we are there in our eternal home, I pray that God will lead His people as we strive to make a difference wherever we are and however we can. Because you know, we sure could use a lot more love down here on earth. The love of Jesus being shared among us is so badly needed.
Today, and every day, let’s do our part in making this world a better place until we have arrived at our intended home. Rest in His unending love and peace, for we know there’s a better day ahead!!