I find myself wondering these days what a conversation would be like if I could call my mom. If I could dial Heaven and chat with her, what would she say to me after living awhile in her eternal home?
I heard an awesome message this week by Patricia King. She shared about the time she witnessed a glimpse of heaven during worship. “Heaven is a joyful place. I know this because everyone was laughing!” She said. “It’s nothing like this realm with all our problems and contentions.”
Oh, worry does such a number on my joy. I really needed this encouragement to lighten up.
So if my mom and I did have that chat, she would probably listen to how responsibly I’m dealing with life’s daily details. But then I think she would mention the importance of exchanging the heavy burdens for a lighter yoke with my Savior. I think she would urge me to get an eternal perspective, reminding me that I’m just “on a very short journey” and my life really is only a vapor. Mom would understand my prayer life and passionate love of God’s presence. After all, she was my model prayer warrior—a true intercessor who lopped off a few enemy heads in her day fighting spiritual battles to save and protect her children. She would tell me to do what I can do and then trust Jesus for the rest. She would admonish: “don’t lose sight of your final destination. It is a joy unspeakable here and it’s full of glory—an eternal party awaits you.”
Yeah, I think that’s what she would say if I could phone Heaven and chat with her!
“God has made everything beautiful for his own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from the beginning to end. So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.” Ecclesiastes 3:11-13
I am linking to Michelle today at Hear it on Sunday; Use it on Monday.