Friday, January 31, 2014
What Does it Look Like in Heaven?
I stood at Rachel's grave on Sunday as Matt shoveled off a nearby grave for a friend. It was windy and FREEZING out and a gust of wind blew snow that hit my face. As I reached for my hood to cover my ears, I looked up and saw Matt doing the same. Both of us still in our dress clothes from church, I smiled at how awesome my husband is to be willing to take care of snow at lunch time with a van full of hungry kids and Asa missing his nap... all for me. I am a blessed girl.
I looked down at Rachel's stone and as another gust almost took my hood off, I said to my little girl... "I bet it's not cold in heaven"
And I giggled.
It wasn't a common giggle.. it was more of the we-will-have-victory-over-this-freezing-weather kind of giggle. The we-can't-be-shaken kind of giggle. And as I heard myself, I thought of the 25th verse in Proverbs 31 that says:
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
She has no fear of the future - it doesn't scare her. Because she has trust and faith in God.
And in that moment I felt so much comfort in the hope of heaven. I was brought to a place of wonder about what it's like and what she was doing. I wondered if she was playing and I thought back to our honeymoon... Puerto Rico - perfect weather the entire week. I mean PERFECT. And all I could think was it's even better than that. Earth can't compare - even on the best day.
And I smiled for her.
I'm so excited for her that she already has that.
Today, a friend sent me this song and said it reminder her of Rachel (thanks, Amanda! I am so blessed by people letting me know she comes to mind!) and I've found myself lost in it a few times tonight.
"I hope you're dancing in the sky and I hope you're singing in the angels choir....
here on earth....everything's different...."
I miss you girl.