My Grandpa passed away last week and we held his funeral just a few days ago. It was a celebration of life that brought about laughter, joy, tears, and a myriad of memories and fun stories. It was a celebration of life that has also confronted me with thoughts about death and life after death. It’s amazing how death can put life in perspective. The truth is life is for certain and death is for certain, yet I (and perhaps you like me) only focus on the former and rarely think about the latter. As a Christian, I definitely believe in heaven but I don’t really think about it all that often. I have been wrestling with questions like…
How do you attempt to honor 81 years in 2 hours?
How much of life really counts?
What is the purpose of life?
What will heaven really be like?
In wrestling with some of these questions I have come across some compelling quotes to wrestle with as well…
C.S. Lewis writes, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probably explanation is that I was made for another world.”
Do you find yourself thinking there’s got to be more than this?
“It seems that most of my life is sacrificed protecting and enhancing a home that is supposedly not my home.” Dan Alexander Bold Love
Which “home” do you sacrifice your life for?
“The fact that most Christians have a gut sense that earth is more exciting than heaven points to the deceptive powers of the enemy and our own failure of imagination.” The Sacred Romance
What is most exciting for you?