Lot’s going on these days but several stories converged on the idea that God has promised us a mansion in Heaven. I think of the ‘Hunger Games’ scene where the victors have the nicest home in the sector but in Heaven I imagine everything is heightened, whatever our current reality is or view of awesomeness. I am receiving property updates for Idaho. Someday I will move there. Nothing I can afford is on the water. Since I have mostly lived on the west coast my anchor is this Pacific Ocean somewhere to my left if I face north. I have never lived waterfront but the visits there have been spectacular.
This morning I went to an exercise class. That in itself is a victory. The instructors did training in Texas last week so I did little to keep my body healthy. One week is enough for me to break a good habit but it takes about four of those same weeks to form that habit! I was impressed by a new friend who drove up in her very yellow convertible and her long ponytail. She told me she is 64 years old. She disguises it well. So I am moving and shaking everything and get a glimpse of God’s appreciation of me trying my best. I don’t know why I was surprised since His eye is on the sparrow that God saw me there. Then I feel He is my Father and loves me so I asked Him if I might have a sailboat instead of a mansion. I want to enjoy some of the things that have not been as possible here as they might be there. I picture Heaven as eternal and limitless. That prisoner who died in a dark place will have the best. His mansion will be just want he could never have expected or imagined. He will love it and our Father will be pleased with his joy.
I want a sailboat but I want to enjoy it with God and so many people. It is not a biblical concept except that eternal life with God is our future. Sailboat or not it just seemed so real and possible today. So I connected property updates with exercise, a new friend, and God’s love today. What a great day to have real hope.