I am reading Surprised by Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill. It recounts her transformation to becoming a believer. I am taking a stunningly beautiful walk, traversing steps of her past. In this insightful memoir, one of her questions is “What is your heaven?”
I imagine many responses would include feelings similar to mine where I hope to someday see certain loved ones once again. Beyond that immediate thought, however, I must confess I never thought enough about such a question to clarify its details for myself, let alone anyone else. One speculation the author suggests is that heaven is different for everyone. For instance, an avid reader might envision being surrounded by books. Another idea is that each of us will have a purpose when we get there. I am intrigued by both ideas.
A part of me wonders if this earthly life is given to us merely to BEGIN to see what we are best at, what we are passionate about, and how we would like to live if we had the opportunity to do it all again. What a delightful concept to think that our past – even our mistakes – have been with purpose! That would mean that the life I have recently begun to see as two-thirds spent has not been wasted. It has taken me so very long to find a path that seems to work – even, at that, I am only a “newbie” – and I have such a long, long way to go on that path, now that I’ve only just begun!
Have you envisioned what your heaven will be like? I invite you to share your thoughts….