Do you ever think about Heaven?
I have been thinking about it a lot lately.
I have been thinking about it a lot, because my older sister recently relocated there on June 13th of this year.
Now, I know a lot of people don’t believe in Heaven. A lot of people think it is a completely nonsensical idea. They think that the prospect of an afterlife escapes the boundaries of rational thought.
My response to this line of thinking is:
Of course it does. I mean, why wouldn’t it?
Why wouldn’t Heaven escape the boundaries of rational thought?
After all, if it escapes the boundaries of our physical experiences on earth, why would we expect it to fit the logic we have developed based on our knowledge of this life?
Does it actually makes sense that we cannot completely make sense of Heaven?
I think these questions are worth asking.
They are worth asking, because, at some point or another, we all have to make up our minds about Heaven.
When we come to the end of our existence on earth, we have to decide what we believe about the moment we bid it goodbye.
Do we view death as a final conclusion? Or, do we view it as a beginning?
My sister viewed it as a beginning.
In her own words, it was a “see ya later moment.”
I can tell you right now, there are many things about the days leading up to that moment that only make sense in light of the reality of Heaven. In light of the reality of God.
Her peace. Her love. Her hope. Her joy.
To people who do not believe in the existence of Heaven or its Creator, her behaviour would have appeared completely irrational.
But, as someone who witnessed it firsthand, I can tell you that it was undoubtedly real.
It was real enough to give me a glimpse of Heaven. A glimpse of a world where pain and suffering no longer exist — a world that most of us long to live in — a world that defies our limited experience of this one. A world that knows perfect love.
So yes, I have been thinking a lot about Heaven lately. And I have a feeling that I will be thinking about it every day for the rest of my life.
I am living for the “see ya later moment” that I know is coming.
I may not be able to make complete sense of this life or the next, but the little that I do know is enough to give me complete confidence that I have many wonderful things to look forward to. One of them is seeing my sister again.
If my experiences on earth have taught me anything, it is that Heaven is as real as the love I have for my sister and the God who created her.
And to me, that is something worth thinking about.