Listening to the radio this morning, I heard Max Lucado talking about heaven. What a great reminder that all of our trouble and sorrow and pain here on earth is temporary. In heaven all of our selfishness and sin and disappointment will go away. Lucado said that Jesus will wipe away every tear from our eyes.
And that got me thinking…
When I was growing up, I loved the song Thank You by Ray Boltz.
And I know up in heaven
You’re not supposed to cry
But I am almost sure
There were tears in your eyes.
As Jesus took your hand
And you stood before the Lord.
He said, “My child, look around you.
Great is your reward.”
We often cry when good things happen to us (well, okay, not me, but women). It struck me that here on earth our souls have something akin to a bandwidth throttle so that we can only take so much goodness, joy, or happiness before bursting. When we reach that plateau the only thing we can do is cry. I wonder if in the world to come the floodgates will be thrown open and our souls will be able to experience an intense joy on a level we could never even imagine here on earth.
Filed under: Deep Thoughts on August 29th, 2007