Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Perfect State of Comfort

Last September, my husband and I traveled to the north part of our state where we stayed in a Bed & Breakfast.  It was our first experience with a Bed & Breakfast and I was a little nervous about it before we arrived.

Part of my nervousness resulted in the fact that in researching our trip, I had read multiple reviews on many different places to stay in many different cities, especially looking at B&Bs because of their affordability.  Some of the reviews gave the picture of innkeepers that ranged from creepy to downright disturbing.  Then we received an offer for the one we finally chose that was too good to refuse. I scoured their website, read all their reviews and looked carefully at each picture.  Even though everything I read and saw gave me every indication that this was a wonderful place, I still had some apprehension and wasn’t sure of what to expect.  

Perhaps it’s simply because I am basically a shy person and being in a new situation with new people always makes me feel uneasy.  Thankfully, my husband has never in his life met a stranger.  We arrived at the beautiful house which was to be our home for several days and the innkeepers, a lovely couple about our age, gave us a tour.

Every aspect of the house and the grounds were arranged with comfort in mind.  There was not anything that we would have wanted that was not there – well perhaps weather warm enough to get in the pool, but the innkeepers were not in control of the temperature.  This B&B was misnamed “Longing for Home,” because not once during our stay did I long to be home.  It was such a relaxing and comfortable few days, I truly hated to leave.  

I think there are those that have the same feeling toward heaven.  In their minds, they know that heaven will be the most wonderful glorious place.  Although they have read the descriptions in the Scriptures of the streets of gold, the gates of pearl, all the wonders that will astound us when we are there they still have the inkling they may somehow feel awkward or out of place.

From the first moment we arrive, however, we will only know the “perfect state of comfort”.  Everything we see, everything we hear, everything we touch will fill us with joy and comfort and peace.  More importantly, everything will point to us of our Lord Jesus Christ and be a true expression of Him.  There will not be anything which will not enthrall our hearts and lead us to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There is nothing that awaits us in eternity that should give us the least moment of anxiety.  As my husband often says, “For the Christian, there are great days ahead.”

 “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

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