He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4
I've been thinking a lot...
What it's really like?
As I've grown older & gone though the different seasons of life my perspective changed.
As a child I couldn't begin to grasp the magnitude of Heaven.
I would think of golden streets & everything was sparkly & pretty. I knew I liked the idea of playing with tigers & asking David if he was really scared of Goliath. But beyond that I couldn't get my young mind to really think on it. I kinda wondered what the big deal was ya know?
My father would sit me down & smile in wonderment at the prospect of Heaven, asking me what will I do when I get there? I was just kinda like...um...play?
But, as I've gotten older, as I said, my perspective has changed.
To be honest, before last year, I didn't think about Heaven too much. I was too wrapped up in surviving life to think about death. That is until death came knocking at my door.
I began to think of Heaven in a whole new way. When I think of golden streets I also think of little bare feet. Running, I can hear the slapping of Isaac's feet as he runs & plays. I think of little chunky legs pumping back & forth as he chases after Hannah. I think of her squeals of delight as she tries to outrun her big brother.
I can't help but think of all the sweet wee ones that left us too soon, & they're pure joy.
Can you see them? Splashing in the water, riding on whales, as Angels sing their majestic song of worship.
Can you see Jesus laughing in sheer delight as He tosses lil ones in the air? Just as a father would...
Can you smell them, hear them, see them?
But, what I think of most when I think of Heaven, is Jesus.
The lover of my soul, my friend, my safe place, my Savior.
I think of walking beside Him, holding His wounded hand, feeling that peace that surpasses my understanding.
I think of Him wiping away my tears & healing me.
I think of being in His Holy presence & my heart skips...what will it really be like?
I've had so many ideas throughout the years of what Heaven truly is.
From a child's mind, to a mothers broken heart, & finally to the Daughter of the One True King.
I believe I finally get it, Heaven is beyond all I can imagine, it's beyond all I can fathom or comprehend.
But of one thing I am certain...
Heaven is Jesus.