Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pam: The Wonder of it All

When is the last time life excited you so much that your cup ran over? These times are so rare that when you do experience them you just have to drop to your knees and thank the Lord for the special gift He has given you. You know those times I'm talking about, right?

For my friend it was her trip to Israel, it’s been over a year and still when she talks about it her eyes twinkle and beautiful memories spill out of her with a longing to return.
For my husband it’s every time he gets to come home from the boat. With his job he can be gone sixty days or more, longing for the day he gets to hug his family and get back to being a cowboy, and when that day comes he is so full of joy he shines.
For my Granddaughter Avery it has been her first trip to Disneyland. I have had the privilege of visiting this magical world where dreams really do come true and abominable snowmen eat small boys (so I’m told), through the eyes of a 6 year old. Every day, several times a day, my sweet daughter has Avery phone me and she shares her adventures with so much enthusiasm and amazement bursting from her it’s infectious. “Nana” she said ” they have tea cups that spin around…FAST, and pirates just like the movie.” “The haunted mansion was a little scary especially when the ghost rode with us.” “They have a submarine Nana, it’s so cool, and I got to ride on Dumbo, and guess what, I met the REAL Cinderella.”

I look forward to the telephone ringing, being able to hear her sweet little voice lay out her discoveries of the day. This is one of the best times of my life and all I need to do is pick up the phone.

I’ve thought a lot about Avery this week and all the new and wonderful sights she gets to experience so many in fact she just can’t find the words to tell me how awesome it is for her. I think that’s what it will be like when we get to heaven. We’ll just look around with such wonder and say, “Look at all those awesome colors, what do you think they’re called?” “This is the most incredible music I’ve ever heard, are those angels singing?” And the best part is, we WILL get to meet the REAL Jesus! Imagine the wonder, and amazement waiting for us. We will be at a loss of words to express the exhilaration and thrill of our new home.

Thank you Lord for the blessings you have showered out on me this week, allowing me to be so full of joy it poured over and out of my cup. Thank you for preparing a home for me in heaven which will surpass any pleasure or wonder I could ever experience here on earth.

John 14:2 In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you


Cora said...

Pam, beautifuly said. Thanks for reminding me of the blessings I have, big and small.

Shannon said...

That's lovely, Pam. You made me long for heaven even more.

Can't wait to see you next week!

Love you much :)

Vick said...

Oh yeah the thoughts of heaven! I was driving down the road the other day listening to I think it was David Chowder Band and when I heard the verse "everything breathing praising God" I got to pondering and the goose bumps came; it was a good thing I was almost home or I would have pondered myself right off the road :) LOL.

Shannon said...

Sure glad you made it home, Vickie. :)