What is heaven like?We all have our ideas. What are yours?
Sometimes I speak before I think. Sometimes this happens when I’m preaching. Ordinarily I’ve got a pretty strict plan for my message, but it is not unusual for me to let something sneak in at the last minute.
A couple of Sundays ago I opened my sermon with the question, “If heaven were sitting on clouds, wearing white robes and wings and playing harps, would you want to go?”
I expected no one to respond affirmatively. A couple of people did.
I have not been able to get that question out of my mind since, or that some replied they would really enjoy that image.
A Kevin Harry Latz, a good friend of mine from college, imagined aloud one day that heaven would have a lot of touch football and Mrs. Johnson’s doughnuts. Mrs. Johnson’s was a bakery in Austin that we frequented. Krispy Kreme has come and gone in Waco, and I still have yet to meet a doughnut that can rival Mrs. Johnson’s.
I soon realized the truth behind Kevin’s vision was that heaven, or what draws us heaven-ward, is about the things in life that bring us joy.
Clouds, wings, halos, and harps dont’ do that for me. Do they for you?