Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An Ache for Heaven

“If you find yourself with a desire that no experience in this world can satisfy, then the most probable explanation is that you were made for another world.”  C.S. Lewis

As Mother's Day is fast approaching, I am thankful that my mother, though weak, is still here to celebrate.  I must say that the thought of Heaven is becoming more real to me every day.  As I watch some of the people who are closest to me preparing for that Beautiful Day, I also sense a desire to know Him more.  Not that I am in a hurry to leave Earth, but there is an excitement within me about Heaven.  

I think it is easy to say that I am excited about Heaven when I am not myself physically ill nor suffering.  But I am so aware of those around me who are "sick" with grief.  This will be the first Mother's Day without my sister-in-law and I know that her four children are hurting. It must be so hard for those of us here on Earth to visualize their loved ones in Heaven.  There is also that "ache" of loneliness when you wish you could speak with them and feel their hugs.  All I can offer is love; I am not the answer to their pain.  But I know that Jesus cares and He longs to replace that "ache" with a contentment and anticipation of the beauty of Heaven. 

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