Its Just a Thing

The day I got my Mini I was thankful that God had provided it for me.  I needed a car and got an awesome little buddy.  Seriously.  If you’ve ever owned a Mini you know what I mean.  They are just fun.

I also understood that God gave me the car to use but that it was not permanent in my life.  While I didn’t want to suddenly lose it, I am grateful for the time I had to experience it.  She was a great car.

Now I know, from the outside, this sounds silly.  But all this started to make me think about eternity.  There are no car wrecks in Heaven.  There are no traffic jams.  No need for speed limits and stop lights.  Heaven is home, not here.

Technically, I own a home and a condo and a boat and 3 cars.  My parents have all this in a trust and I’m the executor.  In other words, I already own a lot, I just don’t live like it here.  Heaven is the same way.  I believe that in Heaven I have a house on water that has an amazing mountain view.  I ask God all the time for a cool car, a great view, and lots of fun adventure at my true home.  Knowing that Heaven is out there, waiting for me one day, gives me what I need to say goodbye here.  Goodbye is not forever in God’s economy.  It’s just for now.

I want to live my life in such a way that people see glimpses of Heaven in me.  I don’t want to settle for what the world has to offer – even a really awesome Mini Cooper.  God is who He says He is and He is good, even when my most prized possession is gone.  Its just a thing.  Replaceable, destructible, temporary.  I don’t want to live for here.  I want to live for Eternity.  How about you?