Wake Up Call

Where did anyone ever get the idea that heaven is sitting on clouds strumming harps? Doesn’t that sound like the absolutely most boring thing in the world? God is exciting, vibrant, intelligent, engaging – the phenomenally most interesting Being in existence. Can you imagine him creating a heaven that is dull, boring, lazy, and insipid?

I don’t pretend to know what all is going on in heaven but there is a scriptural hint to whet our appetite. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says; “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” I also wonder if our own interests here on earth are a hint too.

Isn’t it amazing all the things people are interested in? Some love collecting things and some love to study rocks and some are book lovers while others revel in physical activity. There is no end to the fascinations of the wonderful universe that God created. I wonder if these interests are a shadow of things to come – maybe heavenly jobs?

What do you love doing that fills you with satisfaction? What are you passionate about that you can never get enough of? God has given us the joy of curiosity. He is the author of hobbies and interests just as he authors our spiritual gifts and our deep desire to worship him. Don’t pooh-pooh those things. Enjoy them and offer them up to God’s glory. Who knows, maybe right now you are apprenticing for a job in heaven.