“And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.”
Revelation 21:23 ESV
Out of the blue,
Sleepy from the weekend, falling into half slumber and
I couldn’t stop thinking of her,
my cousin who died too soon.
It’s not that her birthday’s this month.
Nor my lack of recall of where I was in my life when she left or why I on earth I couldn’t remember.
Well, yeah it was that for a bit. So much that I googled her pretty name and began to remember again, sort of.
Then right away turned to thoughts of her life lived wide open and how I might feel to see her there.
Waking this morning, thinkin’ about the way I’m walking now and where I’m going.
My “In Touch” devotion today tells me I’ll know I’m growing in the measure of my spiritual walk by 3 things:
A deeper hunger for Jesus,
a sharper discernment of my sin,
my sphere of loving others without reservation will enlarge.
These are true, not as inconsistent.
But, there’s a 4th.
I’ve become more captivated by the promise of heaven.
Before, I think sometimes I thought of heaven vaguely,
a distant place of maybe.
All the good and hopeful things to come here on earth sometimes blurring my vision of the unimaginable greatness there.
So, my prayer Lord, thank you for the grace here on earth that astounds me,
literally astounds me
over the ways you’ve poured your love over and around me through most everything I know.
Thank you God, for the certainty of heaven!