I was thinking this morning, how Heaven could not be understood given the parameters in which we encase it. You know how we do. In Heaven, we will sail out into eternity reunited with loved ones who have proceeded us in death. Couples so connected in this life, that they die within hours of each other, are forever united in eternity. “Mama wait on me I’m coming! Save me a seat!” Even our old pet dog Rover will bound joyfully to meet us at the pearly gates. Heaven is but a continuation of life here on earth, minus the negatives of sin.
Perhaps our perspectives of Heaven are among the greatest indicator of how limited humans can be. We simply lack the imagination to even fathom an existence beyond the status quo of our lives here. We, therefore, cheat the hope of our own future. We stubbornly cling to a future that we can define. We can’t acknowledge GOD in our daily living because to concede that there is something greater, undefinable, and beyond our strengths and imaginations, is just uncomfortable.
We are like my little niece years ago who was hiding from her mother. Because of the limitations of her own awareness, she could not see the entire picture. While Mom walked past her, calling her name; she set quiet, confidant in her ability and skill to remain undiscovered. But, she was sitting in the middle of the living room floor with a baby blanket draped over her head, just inches from her Mom’s feet.
That is a perfect metaphor for all the conclusions we have about living on the earth. About who we are, how we are, and what we are. We are merely infants sitting in the middle of the room, with blankets on our heads. We believe we possess skills well beyond our creator’s skills. Our creator does not exist or is able to perform beyond our awareness. It is why our living is so sophomoric and our deaths will be as well.
We are comforted by our concepts of Life, Death, Hell and Heaven, because we have blankets over our heads.
I Corinthians 2 (particularly verses 9 and 10)
” But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
We need Jesus! GOD the father, GOD the son, and GOD the spirit! Everything else is just a baby blanket on the head!