I’ve been thinking about heaven this morning. Not because Orlando reminds me of heaven…although it is pretty flipping sweet in May. It’s just that for the first time, instead of staying at a hotel, we rented a house for the week from these guys. (vrbo ) We are so stinkin‘ blessed because this place is amazing! It’s 5 minutes from Disney’s main gate and whoever is the owner of this home, seriously thought of everything we could possibly need to enjoy our vacation. Every time I open a drawer or a door, I am a amazed at the things that are here for us to enjoy in this home. (Including Wi–Fi!) It seems like they thought of everything.
I don’t spend a lot of time thinking or teaching about heaven. (Maybe I should?) I don’t think Jesus died on the cross just so I could “go to a better place” when I die. I think salvation is an amazing opportunity for us to be part of God’s kingdom plan here on earth (link) with the awesome by-product of spending eternity with Jesus…starting now! No matter how much I think teaching about the “sweet by and by” may be overdone in our culture…Heaven is going to be beyond words. I can’t help imagining Jesus himself, who created me and knows me better than anyone, preparing a place that is truly perfect! I don’t think there will be enough time in a timeless eternity to open every “drawer and door” to find what our creator has prepared for us to enjoy! Can you imagine?
Even better, there is no security deposit and check out isn’t at 11am…
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3