Apr. 29, 2017

When we all get to Heaven...

From the time I was a very young girl, I would hear adults say, “I have some questions to ask God when I get to Heaven. Of course, by then, I probably won’t care what the answers are because I’ll forget the questions.”

My questions are eternal. Why do innocent children suffer? Why do some people get cancer and some do not? Why do good people die when there are bad people causing all kinds of trouble still walking around? Why was God okay with how the Native Americans were treated? Why did He reward America by giving us the land of the free and home of the brave knowing we stole it from its original inhabitants? Why didn't God stop the Holocaust? Why does mankind kill one another? Is war really necessary?

I don’t think I will forget these questions. I think my questions (and many others) will go with me to my grave and beyond.

When we all get to Heaven, our perspective will be different. As we look at life on earth, we see through human eyes. When we all get to Heaven, we will have God's vision and the eyesight of Jesus. Our thoughts, and questions, will be based on the full revelation of the Holy Spirit.

Paul said it this way: “For now we see through a glass, dimly, but then, face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I am known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

When we find ourselves perplexed by worldly outcomes, we can take heart knowing that we do not see the full picture now. We only have half the story. When we all get to Heaven, we will not only see fully but we will be fully seen. Truth be known, God will have all the answers waiting for us when we arrive. He already knows our questions and already has them answered.

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