Monday, July 9, 2012
A Glimpse of Heaven
Today I was reminiscing about all the activity, and how we've been on a "high" from one activity to the next, flitting and fleeting to and fro, and all of the fun therein. Yet at some point the activity just stops and life becomes quiet again. Today I felt that low, commonly felt after a fun-filled experience, where you realize nothing exciting is coming for awhile, and you start to wonder "what now?" The peace, the stillness, is welcome, but it is also deafeningly silent after all the noise.
So we return to the norm - to life, to tasks, to dishes in the sink and laundry that needs to be folded, to kids that get cranky and meals that need to be prepared.
And yet I realized that all of those fun moments, filled with family, friends, and laughter, of being together and making special memories, are just a taste of what is to come. As I drove to the grocery market today to refill my empty refrigerator, I missed those people who became a part of my life these past few weeks. People I barely knew became close friends as we worked, sweated and united together to pull off an amazing event.
A picture came to mind- about 15 minutes before my sister got married on Saturday, she shouted "Let's have a dance party!" One girl got out her ipod and blasted fun music while all the girls jumped and giggled and danced for 10 minutes. They "got all their sillies out" as the children's song says, and I stood back and took it all in. Is this a taste of heaven, or what?
A bride, who had every good reason to be stressed out and in tears, broke out in dance with her best friends, because she realized that it was a day of joy. I'm so proud of my sister!
So what does this have to do with all the hustle and bustle of life, and going back to the everyday mundane?
It is moments like this that remind us while not every moment in life is worthy of dancing, hold onto those moments that are, because they are a small taste of what is to come.... This is not our home, remember? All of these moments are glimpses of eternity with Him in heaven, rejoicing, dancing, praising, surrounded by those who love us. If this is just a glimpse, imagine how great that day will be!
That alone should give us reason to push through the days of nothingness, because each of those hold special moments too. Although we may not have a fun activity coming up for weeks, we have something even greater to look forward to. All of these in-between moments of joy are just a glimpse of heaven.
Posted by Jaimie at 9:57 PM