“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
For most of us, our childhood marks some of the happiest days of our lives. For a small child growing up in a reasonably well-managed and loving home, every day is a day of carefree discovery. Unfortunately, at some point familiarity and monotony begin to replace our sense of awe and wonder. Oftentimes, our mundane day-to-day affairs begin to drain us of our former enthusiasm for life. This should not be. “I am come that they might have life,” Jesus said, “and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). The Christian life on this side of heaven is not an easy one, especially in the present evil age (Galatians 1:4). Nevertheless, walking with Jesus, praying to Him and reading His word with a believing heart renews the sense of wonder and discovery we had as kids. There is no telling what amazing work Christ has for us to accomplish, what it will entail, who we will meet in the process, or how the Lord will provide for and bless our efforts. This is not to mention the things in store for us in the future. What will heaven be like? When we get there, we will encounter a realm undreamed of and beyond description. Furthermore, we ourselves will exist in a mode unknown to us in our former experience. Every moment in that blessed place will be filled with awe, wonder, and discovery. In that respect, we will be like kids again. Every day forward will be the best day of our lives. We will fully delight ourselves in the Lord who provided such things, and He will give us, moment by moment, the desires of our regenerated hearts (Psalm 37:4). May these meditations help to encourage and strengthen you today.