by Darla Noble
But as it is written, “Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
When I was a kid I was the ultimate snoop. In the weeks and days before my birthday and Christmas I took every opportunity I could get to snoop around the house looking for any presents that might be hidden until it was time for me to open them.
Over the years I found a few, but I have to admit that afterwards, I felt a bit of a let-down. Now I wouldn’t experience that euphoria of surprise that comes when you don’t have a clue as to what is inside the package. And I also robbed my parents of the joy of witnessing my initial response to receiving something they knew I wanted.
God wants to give us that same sense of elation…on a much LARGER scale by saving some of the joys of heaven for when we actually get there. And like my parents, He wants to be there—face-to-face with us to witness our response and see the look of utter amazement on our faces and in our hearts. So don’t worry or fret over the things you don’t know about God and heaven. Instead, take joy in what you do know and let it make life on earth the best that it can be.
Pray: Father in heaven, thank You for loving me and fill me with excitement over what is to come. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.