2 Peter 3:14
“I love thinking and reading about heaven,” wrote Joni Eareckson Tada, the gifted Christian writer who was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident in 1967. To everyone’s amazement, Joni became an accomplished painter, creating beautiful pictures with a paintbrush between her teeth. She said, “I’ve never succeeded in painting a picture of heaven. People have asked me why, and I haven’t come up with a good answer, except to say that heaven defies the blank canvas of the artist.” She went on to say that the beauty of earth’s most sublime spots is “only a dim reflection, a preliminary rendering of the glory that will one day be revealed.”
Let’s contemplate the mysteries of heaven and the city with foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10).
Heaven may be as near as next year, or next week; so it makes good sense to spend some time here on earth thinking candid thoughts about that marvelous future reserved for us.
Joni Eareckson Tada