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Week of June 6 - 12
Do you remember a time in your life where you were so excited for something that the anticipation of it felt almost too much to bear?
When I was 5, my parents told us we were going to Disneyland.
Every kids dream, right? The days leading up to it, were filled with excitement and dreams of what it would be like. The sounds, sights, smells, thrills of every ride! I knew it was going to be the best day ever!
I had never been to California – I remember pulling into the hotel late the night before our big day and seeing the cars covered with something white. Being kids from Phoenix, my sister and I thought they were covered in snow and I was SO excited.
Not only were we going to Disneyland, there was snow?!
We were almost shrieking in delight until our parents told us it was just the mist from the ocean nearby. The disappointment didn’t last long since we still had an exciting day ahead but I laugh thinking back on that moment now.
We read in Revelation 21, about the new heaven and the new earth and how incredible it will be. We read of the gold and jewels everything will be adorned with, something we cannot even comprehend.
In Rev. 21:3-4, it says, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
I believe when we get to Heaven we will be awestruck by the beauty and majesty we will find. The reflections of God in everything we see. Sheer joy and excitement will fill us with everything we find, but unlike my California “snow”, there will be no disappointment. The pains, aches and groaning of our lives here on Earth, will be no more. We will be “Home” forever, with our God, worshipping Him in all of His fullness.
Friends, because we are children of God, we should have immense anticipation for this day! What a beautiful and glorious day this will be!