Bruce Baber (2 Apr 2011)
"MY THOUGHTS ON WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE!"
If you can accept that the clock started ticking in 1948 and that the
days of this generation are drawing to a close in the next few days or
weeks, then you know that we will be caught up to meet Jesus very, very
soon. May 14th is about the end of the timeline as far as I can
tell, but others may be correct in asserting that the rapture will
occur in April.
We are about to meet Jesus face to face. This is something I can
barely grasp. I'm reminded of a song that asks the
questions...Will I dance for joy, or will I fall at His feet?
That may not be an exact quote, but the questions do entertain my
imagination. I think my first inclination will be to fall down in
worship, knowing I am not worthy of such love.
Our bodies and our very natures will be changed. I'm ready for
that part. Since I first started "watching", I have gotten older,
slower, and grayer. Who is that man I see in the mirror
everyday? I remember when he was young. An eternally young
body awaits. That old sin nature will be crushed and wiped out
too. I'm ready for that.
We'll be reunited with loved ones who went before us to paradise.
I can't wait for the reunion. Members of my family will be
waiting. How can I possibly imagine the joy?
Jesus will hand us white stones with new names that will be the secret
names that He has chosen for us. I think these names were known
by Him since before the world was created. Perhaps before time
itself. What might those names be?
Some say we will get mansions in heaven. I'm not so sure about
that. I do know I'd be happy with a little stone cottage in the
woods. Perhaps a winding path will lead me to it and there will
be a stone bridge over a stream. I think I'd like that.
We've all been entertained by books and stories in our youth that were
magical. In paradise there will be no such thing as magic.
There will be the miraculous. Miracles will be an everyday
occurrence. Remember the widow who had a jar of oil that kept
refilling? Or, the story where Jesus multiplied the fishes and
loaves? Remember the bible stories that told of animals
talking? Maybe you'll have a teapot that never runs out of the
best tea you ever had. Maybe you'll enjoy the aroma of fresh
baked bread that keeps multiplying and never running out. Maybe
your old/renewed pet will walk up to you and say "Welcome home."
I'd like to think so.
Maybe C. S. Lewis will drop by for a visit. Or Paul. Or John. Maybe the best part will be meeting new friends.
I guess you caught me daydreaming. I don't know if some of these
thoughts are accurate. I am certain that some of them are
true. I know I didn't think of everything. I didn't mention
the wedding feast, did I?
We will know all about it soon.