I was talking to a friend today about how all of nature and creation should open our eyes to the reality of God (Romans 1:19-20) but that in many people it leads them in the opposite direction and they deny God’s existence. Yet even these people, when they see something amazing in nature express a sense of wonder and even, yes, an attitude of worship. Whether it is an astrophysicist looking at a galaxy on the edge of the known universe or someone standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, we humans feel the need to share our experiences with others. Our joy and wonder is not fully realized until we tell someone else about what we have just experienced. This is just about universal and is seen especially in children who really need to tell you about “things”. In C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, Lucy comes back from her first trip into Narnia and can’t keep herself from telling her brothers and sisters about the magical place she has been. They of course don’t believe that she has been in a magical place- they think she has a very active imagination and it upsets her greatly.

I can think of a couple spiritual parallels. One of course, should be our desire to tell others about who Jesus is and what He has done for us. The fact that some people won’t believe the amazing news that God loves them and has made a way for them to have a relationship with Him shouldn’t really surprise us that much. We should still tell them and be in awe that we have experienced something that amazing. Second, I can’t help but think what heaven must be like. A place where God’s will is done in every instance and detail and everyone worships Him in holiness. A tiny glimpse of this would change us forever. The prophets and apostles who did get a glimpse were profoundly changed and seemed to lack words to describe it. That’s why John’s description in revelation seems so bizarre. I think what he was saying was- “You need to see this!” I’m really looking forward to it.

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