Have you ever wondered just how great heaven is going to be? Since the Bible indicates that we don't really have any idea of how great it is going to be (1 John 3:2; Eph. 3:20; 1 Cor. 2:9), we can only imagine, and at the same time realize that it will be even greater than we can imagine.
One of my favorite things in life is to surprise my children with gifts. I believe this is because the One in whose image I was created loves to give gifts to His children (Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13). And if I, a fallen human being, love to give my children surprise gifts, don't you think God has some wonderful surprise gifts in store for His children?
In both the Old and New Testament we repeatedly see God as a giver, especially to His people. It is clear from example after example that God takes joy in giving. Of course, the shining example is the fact that He gave us His Son. As Paul says in Romans 8, if He was willing to do that, what good thing would he withhold (Paul's answer: nothing!)? It gives quite a sense of anticipation, doesn't it?
- Chris Carr
- I am a husband to Eva, father of 4, pastor, and most of all passionate follower of Jesus Christ. The focus of my life is to make the most of every opportunity God gives me to bring glory to Him. Outside of the time spent in my role as a pastor, I spend most of my time with my family -- a good deal of that coaching various sports teams that my children are involved with. Every fall and winter you will find me rushing to the woods of Indiana and West Virginia in search of a monster whitetail buck.