“Heaven, fellowship with the Trinity is…the end for which all human beings were created” so says Jerry Walls in The Logic of Eternal Joy.
Today I attended the funeral of a couple who lost their beloved daughter to a premature birth. I have rarely witnessed such Godly grief, such dignity in mourning. In fact, I never have. They were quite remarkable. Why? Because they know who they are in Christ.
All pettiness of daily living was exposed for the sham it is. Reinhold Niebuhr expressed it well when he wrote that we were not to be preoccupied with “the furniture of heaven or the temperature of hell.” Such is much of our lives. We are so preoccupied, that when tragedy strikes, we’re surprised! It is a perverse irony that doesn’t see the pathetic blasphemy of such a state!