January 12, 2007
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
--1 John 3:2
As a pastor, one of the realities of life I try to help people deal with is the fact that there are questions we simply don’t have the answer to. No matter how hard we ponder the imponderables of life, we will never be able to figure everything out.
That’s one reason I’m looking forward to heaven. In heaven, our eyes will be opened to see and comprehend things that are mysteries to us down here. Heaven will be a wonderful time of discovering all that God was doing in our lives…to use us on earth and fit us for heaven.
Just because we don’t have all of the explanations here on earth doesn’t mean that the explanations aren’t there. In fact, I think we will be saying, “Ah, ha,” a whole lot in heaven!
To me, one of the best parts of the transformation we will undergo in heaven is our transformation from faith to sight. Right now we live by faith, but sometimes our faith falters. When we see the face of Jesus, though, we will have no more questions or doubts, only praise for His infinite goodness and wisdom.
So what should the anticipation of heaven do for you and me on earth today? For one thing, it should motivate us to continue living by faith, knowing that God not only has a perfect purpose for our lives, but also that one day we will see and understand that purpose and have all of our questions answered…once and for all!
SOMEDAY YOU’LL HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS!