As the dawn was breaking a sweet anointing hovered over my little corner of the room. A feeling of complete. perfect. peace. A knowing that love, grace and mercy were so near. As if the intangible was present. A sense that to reach out might have been an opportunity to touch the untouchable. Here, anyway.
While turning to God’s Word, thoughts of this temporal state of being flooded my mind. Pondering our hope for life eternal, I asked myself if I spend enough time considering what Heaven will be like. Like this morning. That presence – so strong – piercing my heart and filling it with complete joy.
So much time is spent daydreaming about pleasures in the here and now. How about getting lost for a moment considering what eternity with Jesus will be like.
Elizabeth Elliot is noted, as saying: “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.”
When a person is given the gift of knowing more closely when their eternity will come, we call their circumstance terminal. In reality, we are all terminal. Walking through this huge airport called life, here on Earth. In a holding pattern while making our way from one terminal to the next, until we reach the one that will carry us to our flight. Our final destination.
Why is it that we do not consider the terminal to eternity? As we walk and exist by God’s grace alone, He will never leave us by ourselves. Take hold of Jesus’ hand and he will lead you to the right gate. The narrow gate which leads to your flight over Jordan into eternity with Him.
Here or There?
What is your dawn’s silence speaking to your heart? Please join the conversation and leave a comment below.see you around the path ~Debra
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