Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The waiting game....
"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 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 14:2,3 Jesus
To me Heaven will be like one enormous family reunion, the best one we could ever imagine, and it won't have an end. No endings, no partings, no good-byes.
We won't have to leave, go back to dismal jobs, go back to the old routines and rhythms of life that we have to fit ourselves back into.
Everyone will be glad to see each other and no one goes home, because we will all already be home!
A giant church supper where everyone is welcome and nobody is a stranger.
All of life is some form of waiting, forward looking.
It is the momentum of life that keeps us going....
Here in Arizona, in the heat of summer, we know about waiting.
We wait for cool breezes, relief from the merciless heat.
The time for open windows and dining al fresco instead of al fry-o!
Or we wait for the weekend,
Kids to move out.
Kids to come back....
It is good though, to pause in the waiting, to savor what is happening right now this very moment. Enjoy the process of waiting because there is beauty in that too!
But someday our wait for everything will be over and we will hear Him say, "Welcome Home......"
Is there a major life event you are waiting for right now? Maybe more than one? What is it that makes the waiting easier?
"But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself." Philippians 3:20-21