I want to tell you the story of heaven today. I’m convinced Oliver Wendell Holmes got it wrong when he said people can be “so heavenly minded that they’re no earthly good,” (Yes, that’s not a scripture verse, it’s from Oliver Wendell Holmes) In my experience I find Christian who aren’t heavenly minded are no earthly good.
I’m not saying we go around wishing things where different, waiting for the day Jesus returns to right every wrong and to judge perfectly. I know when I consider heaven, it motivates me to see as much of it here on earth as I can. I’ll need to unpack that statement, but there is much that scripture teaches us about heaven that I want to make time for in this post. Suffice it to say, heaven is where the Father’s will is done perfectly and I want to see His will done on earth as it is in heaven.
Because He’s good and He’s in a good mood.
I want us to consider heaven today…
Because it will encourage us not to worry about others worry about… and we’ll have peace.
It will encourage us to watch not the world but for the world to come… and we’ll have joy.
It will encourage us to stand ready by His grace… and in his righteousness.
This brief life on earth is the preface, not the book, the preliminaries, not the main event, the tune-up, not the concert. You were created for so much more than you could ever possibly experience or even conceive in this life. Inside your spirit you know that it’s true. You cry out for justice, you want good to always be done, the pain that sin causes sickens you… when you slow down enough to notice.
It’s because the core of who you are has been ruined for everything less than your destiny.