Two weeks down in quarantine. Currently, I’m under stay-at-home orders for another two weeks. Additionally, Trump extended the social distancing guidelines until April 30. Life just feels completely abnormal with no real end to the upset in sight.
Tonight, completely unrelated to the current crisis, my husband and I briefly talked about dreams and goals for the future before I realized I couldn’t do it. Everything is on hold. It feels very difficult for me to imagine life being back to normal. I can’t dream about the future.
However, there is one thing that I have been dreaming of the past couple weeks. Heaven. I’ve thought of it before. Especially in trials. However, the pandemic is taking my dream of Heaven to a whole new level. The Bible says that trials on earth are light and momentary in comparison to the weight of glory to come in the next age (II Corinthians 4:17). That means that this horrific global shut-down is light and momentary compared to the huge weight of glory that awaits those who have repented and believed on Jesus as Savior.
This whole quarantine thing sure doesn’t feel light and momentary. It feels incredibly heavy and unending. Crushing at times. Like yesterday when I missed my only sibling getting married. Therefore, I am very curious about the amazing blessings God has promised in the age to come. Are you dreaming of the splendor, perfection, beauty and joy that will be ours for all eternity too?
I’ve been struggling in quarantine. But my anticipation for the eternal pleasures that God has planned for all those who love and obey Him has grown significantly and brings a smile to my face. I dream of that “eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.” And, one day, that dream will be my reality. It can be yours too! There is a hereafter! (Proverbs 23:18)