What can be said about Heaven that would put a desire for it, even among sinners. Probably everyone wonders
about what it will be like.
It might be that it would help to put it in everyday perspective. Do you remember your first love? It might
have been what we call “puppy love,” but there was something about it that I suppose comes only once.
And though that pure period may not last long, the world suddenly looks good, and the troubles of life, whether
they’re of an upcoming test at school, or having to mow the lawn, take on a lesser attitude. Your main thought is when
you’ll get to see your first love again.
There’s a song from back in the Big Band Era, called “Maybe You’ll Be There,” in which
the one in love tries to look nice, and is ever watching, just in case you just happen to meet your lover.
No longer does “I love chocolate” take a front seat. The word “love” has new meaning,
and you would trade the world’s chocolate, just for a smile from that new wonderful one.
I suppose Heaven will be like that. And it will stay that way. It won’t fade a little like a first lover’s
quarrel. You won’t find cracks in the dike, or a fault that may show up in that first love. It will stay, like white
clouds in a blue sky, a rain shower on a dry day, or running into your first love at the drug store.
We can compare in our weak way, and we’re liable to say, “well, nothing can STAY that good…even
good finally gets boring. But put away such thoughts, because God has Heaven so perfect, that the Apostle John, after seeing
it in a vision, had no words to describe it. And God told him not to even tell some of the things, because apparently they
were too good for us to comprehend…or maybe even believe.
My feeling is that if you could have your most perfect thought and multiply it a thousand times, you still
couldn’t imagine. And so if you haven’t made things right with God already, all else pales until you do so. Heaven
will be worth it all.