Despite spending a lot of time studying and thinking about what heaven will be like, I've not considered what the new earth will be like. This summer has been filled with jaw dropping beauty for us - from the sky slicing mountains and emerald lakes of Jasper to the roar of the ocean in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Since the God of the Bible is Redeeming God, we find ourselves wondering if these exquisite spots will occupy the same real estate in the new earth, only in perfection and without any of the inherent danger is scaling the mountain or swimming out to sea. Will there be no "too cold" or "too hot" as well as no "too dangerous"? When we swim out into the water, will I be able to call on the dolphins to play with? When Jordan and I would dream together about what was coming, I would always chose the dolphins and he would always chose the killer whale as water pets. He liked the idea that a beast so fearsome could be his playmate.
It must be like the blink of an eye for Jordy in anticipating our reunion in heaven and the New Earth. For me, I'm just so grateful that when I miss his hugs, his voice, his "I Love You's", I can anticipate him showing me around, introducing me to others and spending the rest of eternity with him: discovering, building, adventuring, playing, creating, celebrating.... and I don't know what else.
This weekend, Kim and I are celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. I love sharing this life with him .... and look forward to sharing all eternity. How incredible is that?
|If it's this good now...|