Amazing Assurance

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” –Talmud

I went to an Easter service last night that talked about our ultimate goal to gain heaven and how we will be met by those we loved and cherished on earth.  It was a glorious thought for me to picture myself being welcomed into heaven–with Shawn first in line.  Maybe he will be standing next to Jesus and introduce me to this new place of perfection and peace. 

It really seems too good to be true.  I can’t totally grasp the idea that I will actually get to see him again.  There are so many unknowns.  How will we recognize one another?  How will he look?  Will we get to talk?  How do spirits interact?  What is this place called heaven like?  What will it be like to live outside the confines of time?  What will it be like to feel complete?

That last question is the easiest of all for me to speculate on.  I think it will be an amazing assurance to feel whole.  I really can’t wait. 

Driving home from church I heard Jordan talking to his sister, “Maddi, my daddy died with Jesus on the cross.  I don’t know why I didn’t need a dad anymore.  I miss him and didn’t want him to die.  I didn’t want Jesus to die either.”

There is our theme of Easter.  Death and Life.  Do justly, now.  Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now.  That is all we have until we reach the other side to find wholeness.

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