Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Heavenly Birthday Tiffany!

Heaven. It's ethereal, yet substantive. It is not simply a concept or a figment of the active imaginations of man according to the Bible. Still, many wonder about it.

Scripture gives us glimpses of what Heaven is like, affirming its existence, detailing its magnificence, and assuring us that the same God who fashioned our breathtaking universe is its Creator. Every awe inspiring vision of majestic beauty that our human eyes have seen pales in comparison to what Heaven will be like, and each of the writers of scripture who tried to describe God's Heavenly preview, found human language inadequate to express its grandeur.

I am thinking a lot about Heaven today. Tiffany April Smith Pate will be celebrating her first Heavenly birthday tomorrow. I know in my heart that it will be a celebration unparalleled by any earthly party imaginable, but that does not take away the ache in the hearts of those who miss her so.

This morning, I read about a vision of Heaven in the 6th chapter of Isaiah. Reading Isaiah's description of God's holiness is stunning. Particularly fascinating is verse 3:
They were calling out to each other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!
The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

What a picture! I do believe that no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has conceived the amazing things God has prepared for those who trust in Christ as Lord, and each time I hear the Revelation Song, I am reminded that there is a place, a purpose and a promise that we who have our "Tikvah"--our Hope--in Jesus can confidently believe for our future. For Tiffany, that time is now. Happy Heavenly Birthday beautiful friend! I love you.


  1. Beautiful post... so thankful that we have the peace of knowing that our eternity holds unseen, unimaginable beauty. And Tiffany has already experienced it!