THE PASTOR'S KEYBOARD
Like many of you I have several devotions that I read. Not all of them every day I should add. One of them is found on Biblegateway.com. It’s a daily reading taken from one of many books and letters written by C.S. Lewis. Today it’s a short one: “Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions. The notions will all be knocked from under our feet. We shall see that there never was any problem.”
From A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Is Lewis saying: “Certainly, heaven will solve our issues and answer our questions? However not by revealing that we ALMOST had the answers in this life, but we were just a teensy-weensy bit off. As soon as we “subtly” adjust our inconsistent thinking all will make sense.” Um… NO.
Before continuing, allow me to share a brief observation. As many of you know I served on the E.F. School Board years ago. A friend said to me before beginning my term; “don’t go onto the Board thinking that the previous members were dense. Or carrying with you the attitude: “how could they have done that!” (whatever “that” was.) What you are going to find is that there are often very good reasons for the decisions that are made… it’s just that the public often can’t see them.” He was right! We think we know things, or that answers to questions are simple and right before us. Well, until we actually get immersed in the issues we find ourselves having to think in an all-together different way. It’s like people who are experts on raising perfect children… until they have children.
I suspect Heaven will be like that. We will find that it will be much more than slightly adjusting our preconceived thoughts. It will actually require having our whole frame of mind altered in a way that we cannot possibly dream of now. When that occurs we will find that the answers to so many of our questions will be simple. And we may even wonder why those answers never occurred to us before!
I certainly have more questions about heaven than I have answers. I do know this however… I will not be disappointed.
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