Charlie Fischer, former CEO of Nexen, recently passed away.  He was cut down by cancer while still a relatively young man.

As followers of Christ we would do well from time to time to reflect upon the brevity of life, and the age to come.

Because some of us are closer to heaven than we realize.

This world that awaits us on the other side will be like none other, for God’s Word declares,

The Apostle Peter referred to “the blessed hope” that awaits us as people of Jesus who believe “in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.”

Today’s meditation consists of a series of quotes from Christians who were seized by the anticipation of our coming heavenly adventure.  Spend some quiet moments and let these thoughts of heaven permeate your life today.

“Can you hear the sighing in the wind?  Can you feel the heavy silence in the mountains?  Can you sense the restless longing in the sea?  Can you see it in the woeful eyes of an animal?  Something’s coming…something better.”  – Joni Eareckson Tada

“I once scorned every fearful thought of death, when it was but the end of pulse and breath, but now my eyes have seen that past the pain there is a world that’s waiting to be claimed.  Earthmaker, Holy, let me now depart, for living’s such a temporary art.  And dying is but getting dressed for God, our graves are merely doorways cut in sod.” – Calvin Miller

“I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.”  – C. S. Lewis

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.”  – C S Lewis

“I can say safely, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is no ready for heaven.”  – A W Tozer

“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night, but those are just the benefits of heaven.  The beauty of heaven is seeing God.”  – Max Lucado

“I am still in the land of the dying.  I shall be in the land of the living soon.” last words – John Newton

“To enter heaven is to become more human that you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell is to be banished from humanity.” – C S Lewis

“If you are a Christian you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven, you are a citizen of heaven making your way through the world.”  – Vance Havner

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” – Thomas Moore

“He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.” – Matthew Henry

“To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower; hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.”  – William Blake

“I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea.

Yet know I how the heather looks, and what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God, nor visited in heaven.

Yet certain am I of the spot, as if the chart were given.”  Emily Dickinson

May the anticipation of heaven and the great adventure that awaits seize our hearts and minds and fill us with joy throughout the summer months ahead.

Blessings,

Gordon Dirks
President, Corpath