Pat Schneider’s writing is inspiring. Needed attempt at brain pressure release.
Unsuspected I approach
Pacing and pecking, flapping and feeding, united and unique
Unsurprised I pause
busy and bothered, noticed and noted, caught and captured
Unhesitant I acknowledge
sent and selected, happy and harmonious, celebratory and committed
Reflecting on seeing the flock of ibis on my run this morning, the day after my birthday, and my friend who joked I work like them. “The family flew in.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart…”
This verse explains why a pandemic like COVID-19 creates such response. In our hearts we long for beauty and eternity. Anything that smothers that longing is threatening and unnatural. The promise of beauty and eternity gives us reason to desire heaven more. Why?
- Eternity won’t have restrictions
- Eternity won’t be isolating
- Eternity will be peaceful
- Eternity will contain yet-to-be-seen beauty
Yesterday a thought came to me while visiting a friend who is dying from cancer. He talked about all the different birds that visit his backyard feeder every day. Made me wonder, “Can you imagine what the wildlife in heaven will be like?”
No pandemic can threaten eternity. Nothing will ever again separate man from God. So much beauty…for eternity.