Friday, April 17, 2009

Looking Toward Home

1Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

One night not long ago I was having trouble falling asleep. When I have this trouble usually I let my imagination run freely and make up stories in my head. Sometimes I mentally write devotionals and try to remember them the next day so that I can write them down. Sometimes what I think is just pure foolishness and doesn't amount to much more than daydreaming at night. On this particular night I began to think about Heaven and what it would be like.
I could see the faces of friends and loved ones who have already gone on before me to their rewards. You might think it depressing to think of those who have died but it was quiet the opposite. In my mind that night each one greeted me with a smile and it was a joyous reunion.
The scenery was beautiful and the air was fresh and clean and as I imagined it an inner peace came over me. My desire was to complete the journey and see Jesus. In the course of thinking of these things I fell asleep and maybe continued to dream a little of the same things.
After falling asleep I don't remember much of what I dreamed but I know it was pleasant and I woke up the next morning refreshed and with a stronger appreciation for what is waiting on those who know Jesus. Maybe if we got in the habit of doing this, of thinking what Heaven must be like, we might be laying up more treasures there by making sure all our loved ones and friends will be there.

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