My family talked a lot about heaven this weekend. As the end of the world approached Saturday night, I made the family go furniture shopping with the promise of dinner out hanging over their heads. My son only went because he really didn't want to scavage around and find something for himself! My daughter went because she knew I had a coupon to TGIFridays, boy, was that a disappointment! We won't be doing that again!
Anyway, we talked about how if the rapture really did happen right then, would we ever laugh at the fact that the last thing we did on earth was shop for furniture for our earthly home! As I get older, I honestly would like for God to call me home while I'm still walking around here. I also would like it to be sooner rather than later because my own children are still young enough not to have made dangerous and grave choices that I worry about. If God called us home, I would not worry about them anymore! I'm not so sure that's a real good reason to want the rapture to take place but I'm a human mother....what can I say?
My daughter did not want the rapture to take place friday night! She has a long list of things to do before God calls her home! Some of those include: going to Falls Creek, going to high school, going on vacation this summer, etc! I had to laugh because I remember being thirteen and thinking the same exact thing! Oh, how time changes your perspective.
Earlier that saturday morning, I caught a little glimpse of what heaven may be like. It was a beautiful sunny Saturday morning. I was wearing shorts and flip flops and working in my gardens. I always listen to Christian radio because music sticks with me and I tend to sing out loud most of the day so I to imbend in the brain only stuff I won't be embarrassed to sing out loud in front of my kids. I was pruning roses and I caught myself singing a praise song,...don't remember it now...but it was about singing and worshiping God.
I came to the realization that I just might already be in heaven because, here I was, doing something I loved to do even though it was work and I was praising God while I was doing it! As a kid, I sometimes got the idea that heaven would be church all the time. You know, sitting still in the pews and singing hymns - not the most fun by kid standards. As I got older, I began to think that in heaven, we will have jobs but it will be an honor to do them and we'd be singing and praising all day long.....just like I was doing out in my roses!
I do know that I have no idea what heaven will be like.....I do know that if it is even close to last Saturday morning, I'm ready to go today!