The kingdom of heaven is like…Matthew 13:31, 33,44,45,47
- A mustard seed
- A treasure hidden in a field
- A merchant hunting for fine pearls
- A fisherman’s net
It’s hard focusing on heaven when your life looks like Job’s. People wonder how God can allow good people to suffer. One of my friends sees God as more of a villain than a hero.
“If that’s how God treats people, then I don’t want anything to do with him,” she said. I didn’t know how to respond.
I’m thankful God’s existence doesn’t depend on our opinions. Job had every reason to wish God away, yet he never lost faith in his Creator.
I have another friend who focuses on heaven during her “storm walking”. The difference between the two experiences? One friend is looking at the wind and waves; the other is looking at the One who created the wind and waves.
I don’t know what heaven will be like. I just want everyone I love to be there. I guess I need to get busy. Get my hands messy. Mix it up. Find some treasure. Go where the fish are. Share the pearls. Plant some seeds. Watch the kingdom grow.
Lord God thank you for making room in the kingdom of heaven for “blameless” sufferers like Job and sin cleansed believers like me. I pray for everyone to come to know You and your only Son Jesus who sacrificed his life to cover the sins of the world. Amen