Wednesday, July 20

Heaven Day

Gwen's headstone was put in this past weekend, and we got to see it today. It turned out nicely, which makes me happy. Happier still is the day when it will be broken and undone, because the Lord will resurrect her little body. What a glory we can look forward to!

I've decided to dub the 20th of the month as "Heaven Day", in celebration of Gwen's arrival in Heaven (which was on the 20th of October). I've often thought that I think too little of Heaven... we are so easily preoccupied with the here and now, and hardly ever on the true life awaiting Christ's beloved:

"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." - C.S. Lewis

I want to be the kind of Christian that looks forward to Heaven with such eagerness, such zeal, such confidence that this present world will have no hold on me, that I will literally see God move mountains because I know that He can.

Today I spent awhile thinking of what I'm looking forward to in the new Heaven and new Earth:

1. Obviously, being with my Lord. Seeing Gwendolyn fully alive, my brother Christopher, Nathan, all Gwenny's Hope Baby friends, hopefully my grandfathers.

2. Traveling. I really think I'm going to get to travel the whole amazing new Earth. And I love travel!

3. I think it's exciting that we'll work. Because I think I'll have exactly the job that the Lord suited me for, and I'll be in my "niche"... never bored, never tired of working, always joy-filled and excited about it.

Those are just a few of my thoughts. What are you looking forward to?


  1. I love that you said we will work. i think most christians think work was created after the fall, but it was before it!

  2. Heaven Day...I love it!! I got to share Gwendolyn the other night. They really like the part about 9 months closer to seeing her again!

    I have been thinking about how death has such a grip on us. Whether it is losing someone dear to us or our own death. But in Christ we live forever and we have hope of Heaven. What a promise!! XOXO