Saturday, February 16, 2013

I Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

I am just a little less than three weeks from the date of Michael's Home-going. It will be three years on March 7th. My mom's dear friend, Carolynn, is marking two years today since her beloved Bob went Home, and another friend just marked what would have been his son's twentieth birthday this past week. All of us are grieving our loved ones, but we do so with the assurance that in time, perhaps very soon, we will see them again in Heaven.

I grew up listening to the music of Keith Green. I remember having the opportunity to go with my youth group to see a concert of his, but for some reason (that I can't remember) I didn't go. Not too long after that he went Home. I have always regretted not going to that concert, but I will be seeking out Keith when I get Home to thank him for ministering to me with his music throughout my life.

This morning, his widow, Melody, posted this quote on Keith's Facebook page. It's the introduction to one of my favorite songs of his:
“You know, I look around at the world and I see all the beauty that God made. I see the forest and the trees and all the things... And it says in the Bible that He made them is six days and I don't know if they're a literal six days or not, scientists would say no, some theologians would say yes. But I know that Jesus Christ has been preparing a home for me and for some of you, for two thousand years -- and if the world only took six days and that home two thousand years -- Hey man, this is like living in a garbage can compared to what's going on up there.”  
Yes, it's a garbage can, but one day the Lord will make all things new. Maranatha!



  1. I love this. I was actually criticized by another Christian for talking about my longing for heaven. She said I should appreciate my time on Earth, I wasn't thankful enough, etc. I AM appreciative and thankful, but I just don't understand how any Christian would not long to be in our true home with Christ!

  2. We are just pilgrims and sojourners in this land....Keeping our eyes on the prize!.....our Google plus account has Uncle Jim's name on it! Love, Aunt Maureen

  3. Oh how I long for heaven. This earth is NOT my home.

    I didn't realize he passed on Sydney's birthday. I'll never forget the date now. Wish I could give you a big 'ole hug!!



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