1 I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sits enthroned in heaven.
2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. Psalm 123:1-2
If you talk with the Bible scholars of the world, those who spend years studying the Bible cover to cover and ask them what heaven is like, you’ll probably get similar responses to “I don’t know” or “I’m not quite sure.” It’s strange, isn’t it?
We know that heaven is a much better place than here.
We know about the streets of gold and pearly gates and even the rooms/mansions he is preparing for us.
We know about “no more tears.”
We know about the constant light without darkness.
We know about the elders around the throne and some things about the angels.
We know about the Book of Life.
We know about crowns.
We know about wood, hay, stubble, and gold.
We even know about the half hour of silence.
I have oversimplified our view of heaven. There’s more to it of course.
We know about the One who sits on the throne.
He is the reason we are there.
He is the reason we even exist today.
Without Him we have no hope of a better llfe.
Without Him we would be living a very sorry existence.
So, the question of the day is, are we lifting our eyes towards heaven as often as we need to?
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith… Hebrews 12:2