Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Tomorrow two of my best friends are going to marry each other. Yay! With all the wedding festivities underway, I am reminded of the beginning of my own marriage. Yes, the wedding happened, but I almost solely remember the first month of our marriage more than anything. I remember loving him more that I knew the stating of vows would inspire. I remember wondering if I could ever be mad at him again. I remember never wanting to leave his side–not in death and not in life. On our way back from the honeymoon, we had a hard conversation. What would it be like to be in heaven and not husband and wife? It is unimaginable. But is that not what eternal life with Jesus should be? Unfathomably glorious. We will want nothing other than Jesus. Not the streets of gold, not the pearly gates. Just Him. Just His grace. Just to worship our King. So while we get to enjoy the blessings of this earth–marriage, weddings, friends, children, success–the blessings of heaven will be nothing less than perfect. It will be what we don’t know we already desire.
Lord, I love my life on this earth, but I want so badly to desire you more. Jesus, let me look forward to you and you alone for it is you who gave your blood on the cross. It is you who I will worship for eternity.
Originally posted 2017-06-23 08:48:58.