THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9b (NLT2)
HEAVEN IS MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE
There was a rich man who was distressed on hearing he could take none of his riches to heaven. He pleaded with God to make an exception. Finally, God said, “Okay, whatever you can fit into a garbage bag can be brought in.”
The man immediately thought of gold. He joyfully went and spent his time accumulating gold. Then, it came time for him to die. He went to the pearly gates, black garbage bag filled with gold in tow. When the angels questioned him about the bag the man declared that God allowed it.
When it was confirmed, they asked him if they could see what was so special inside this bag. The man proudly opened the bag to show them its contents. The angels looked at each other in bewilderment. Then one of them asked the man, “Why did you bring pavement?”
Gold is a hot commodity here on earth, but in heaven it’s only pavement. Jesus gave us a few clues about what heaven is like but we are reminded in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that we can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful heaven would be. So think of the most valuable experience, person, or possession you can and it doesn’t begin to compare to what God actually has in store for us. Thank God for preparing a place beyond our wildest dreams for us!