Heaven’s Warmth

Heaven. Such an amazing place, such a welcoming place–the place of perfection. Home.

The place where I’ll see my savior face to face.

Wow. (Deep breath.) When I think about that–that moment when I’ll see Jesus in all his glory, when he calls me by name and welcomes me into his kingdom…well, it’s overwhelming.

Because I’m so not worthy.

And it’s only by his grace and gift of redemption that I’ll be able to get to heaven at all.

And I am so grateful.

I don’t want to go to heaven any time soon. I don’t think anyone does. But when I think about what it’s going to be like–that moment when I meet Jesus, I imagine warmth.

Like a fuzzy blanket on a cool morning. Like towels fresh from the dryer. Like hot chocolate on a freezing day.  Like the sun on your face.

The radiance of God will warm me, through the eternal son.

We sang this song at church recently, and it’s one of those that made me think of that moment when I’ll meet my savior.

What A Day That Will Be

My grandaddy passed away last February, and he was a huge fan of the Gaither Vocal Band and traditional hymns. When I hear this song, it makes me think of him, and of the moment when he surely felt the warmth of Jesus Christ’s arms wrapped around him. 
I look forward to seeing my Granddaddy again, too, and feeling the warmth of one of his strong bear-hugs.

Share with me: When you imagine meeting Jesus face to face, what comes to mind?


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7 responses to “Heaven’s Warmth

  1. Beautiful post, Jenny. It's hard for me to imagine that moment. Weird, I know, since I create whole books. 🙂 I'm sure I'll be overcome with awe, but beyond that I'm not sure what it will visually look like other than blowing my mind with its awesomeness.

  2. Have you read the book Heaven is for Real? Great book about a little boy's experience in heaven. A must read!

  3. if i wasn't already married, i'd totally stalk david phelps. man, that guy can WAIL. gives me chills. lovely post…made me smile as i imagine God wrapping his arms around me. are we blessed, or what?

  4. Sarah- Awesomeness is right.Amy- I haven't, but I heard it's good.Jeannie- we are blessed. And he can definitely wail. 🙂

  5. Warmth. Yep. Towels from the dryer. Yep. That's what I think of too. 🙂

  6. Such a beautiful post, Jenny! I too think of warmth. I think of smiling so much it hurts {like my wedding day:)}Have a great week!Mel

  7. Mel- smiling so much it hurts. I love that. 🙂

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