Our house is full of grandchildren for the week. I think my wife’s face is going to crack from smiling so much. Five of six are here. The sixth, the oldest, has joined the world of work. Alas, the end of her childhood has come. I can imagine God’s house filled with us, His children. There will be so much noise and chatter as we share with each other the joys of eternal life. I do so hope God’s face doesn’t crack from smiling so much. He will most likely be in danger of such for His happiness at the end of sin and our final redemption will be over the top. It is something He has waited for since that sad day described in Revelation 12. “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.”
We will not fill the empty places left behind. As anyone who has ever lost a child knows, nothing fills the void. However, another child fills a new room in our hearts. We will fill new places that Jesus has prepared for us. John 14. And once again the universe will be “at one ment,” a great break down of the word “atonement.”
Heaven isn’t about streets of gold. It is about love and family and knowing those we love are safe. I do hope my wife’s face doesn’t break this week.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 7, 2015
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