“What is heaven like?” This, as well as “How is my Papa?” were questions some of my Kids’ Club third graders wanted to ask God.
What great questions. And can we ask God without offending Him?
Yes! We have a Father who loves us and wants us to know Him better. Questions asked from a seeking heart are welcome.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Heaven. What will it be like? What are those we love who have preceded us into glory experiencing in the presence of Christ?
I love these words from a popular praise song: “For He holds the keys to the grave and forever He will reign.” (From Praise the Invisible by Harvest)
The hymnist Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1856-1932) wrote
“When with the ransomed in glory His face I at last shall see,
’twill be my joy through the ages to sing of His love for me.”
I Stand Amazed in the Presence
My dear ninety-eight year old mother is eager to go to her heavenly home. She has walked with Jesus since she was a little girl, and helped me to know Him as well. She can hardly wait to worship her Lord face to face, and to meet her beloved husband, my father, who preceded her to glory eighteen years ago.
I too look forward to meeting the One who holds the keys to the grave, who will reign forever. To meet Jesus face to face, to be reunited with loved ones who have gone before, to meet Moses and the prophets and apostles.
Meanwhile I continue to thank God for leading me day by day, for the relationship we have now that will continue into eternity, for my husband and family and friends and life and the beauty of creation.
And I will work to help my third grade kids find answers to their questions.