When things get tough here on earth sometimes it is good to think about the wonders of heaven. After David Kraft died, his six-year-old daughter, Karen, introduced me to this little song. Heaven is a wonderful place, filled with glory and grace. I’m going to see my Savior’s face. Heaven is a wonderful, heaven is a glorious, heaven is a wonderful place. Joyce Brown captured some interesting concepts about heaven in her book, Snapshots of Heaven. What amazing possibilities! Just think about it!
Does God want us to be happy? Yes. But it is not the happiness we seek through self-fulfillment, and it is not the feeling that ebbs and flows with circumstances and possessions. God wants us to have the kind of happiness that endures—joy, peace, and contentment—and these only come through trusting Him, obeying Him and loving Him, even when it’s hard. Below are ten Scriptures for meditation along with “Jesus questions” to draw you closer to the Source of joy, peace, and contentment—the wellspring of God’s eternal words.
At this stage of my life, I find myself with an undeniable desire to “sparkle” as a mature daughter of God. To sparkle means to give off bright, moving points of light. I found a Scriptural basis in Daniel 12:3, “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (ESV)
One of the legacies of 2004 for me is my growing awareness of a phenomenon I call standing on tiptoe! The dictionary defines this phrase as standing on the tips of your toes out of eager expectation and then uses the phrase in a sentence for further clarification. With Christmas coming, the children were standing on tiptoe! Exactly!