Monday, January 25, 2010


On Saturday, Mel and I saw the movie, The Lovely Bones. If you don't know the premise, it's about a teenage girl who is murdered and is stuck in the "inbetween." She helps her family to figure out who killed her. Although it is a well made movie, we went to see it because we had read the book awhile ago. It is a hard movie to watch, so I don't recommend seeing it unless you read the book first.
The reason I'm blogging about this, is it really got me thinking about Heaven. Heaven is portrayed as a cornfield and other never ending fields with green hills, etc. Everyone just runs around, free as can be. Plus, they go back and forth between Heaven and the "inbetween." They get to go to Heaven whenever they are "ready."

It looks like an interesting place, but it is NOTHING like the Heaven I picture. But after I started thinking about it...even after reading this book, it is so hard to even begin to comprehend what Heaven will be like. Will we sleep or eat? Will we recognize anyone? Will Heaven be the same for everyone? I don't think it's that important for me to really be able to visualize Heaven. What is important is that I remember that Heaven is a place of neverending joy! Who cares what it looks like? I will forever get to be with my Saviour who loves me. What an awesome thing to look forward to! But...until then...I can't help but think about how I can serve Him on Earth to make sure as many people as possible will be able to experience Heaven!

"Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity." ~ John Piper

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. "
C. S. Lewis

What do you picture when you think of Heaven?


Katie Lady said...

saw the preview of this and knew I'd never want to see it. I think heaven is so much more than our measly little human minds can fathom. We talked about this in our college Bible study recently and one thing I'm really looking forward to in heaven is perfect fruit. NO worms, NO bruises, juicy and sweet and in season ALL THE TIME!!

Oh, and eternity worshiping God with people we love will be AMAZING. I do think we'll be able to recognize each other...

bobby said...

You should read Deadline by Randy Alcorn. Incredible book. Deeply impacted me and how I look at heaven.