Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pictures and Reality

I remember when we were getting ready for out trip to Hawaii, I just couldn't hardly wait! I was anxious and my mind was filled with great anticipation. I had always wanted to go there, but it seemed like such a far off dream and now it was happening. I looked at picture after pictiure after picture of Maui on the looked SO BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW!!! Finally, it happened!!! I got there and had the time of my life and yet there was a little part of me that was just slightly disapointed. It didn't seem quite as beatiful as it had been in all the pictures I had seen. Don't get me wrong, it was beautiful, just not quite as perfect as the pictures. I never did see a HOT PINK sunset. (which woulda been AWESOME!!) I realized that the pictures had seen online were all croped, edited, tinted and enhanced, making the picture more than the reality, which just wasn't as wonderful.
I believe that the things on this earth that we wait for and dream of will always be a little less that what we had originally anticipated. However, heaven is ANOTHER story. Every wonderful thing we have heard about the beauty of heaven will be true. I think even the desciption of heaven in Revelations 21 will dim in comparison to the reality of what heaven really is. We won't be disapointed with heaven, like I was with the pictures of Hawaii. Our minds can't even FATHOM...

But as it is written, 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)