Do you ever wonder what nature will look like in heaven?
Yesterday, I was laying in my hammock out in the middle of someone’s farm– I mean, there was no “No Trespassing!” sign, so I figured it was okay……
I was laying in my really neat hammock just listening to the birds sing and feeling the wind blow through the parachute material of it. In other words, I was simply enjoying just being out in God’s creation, which to me, seemed perfect besides the poison ivy growing right on the ground all around me. I had to tiptoe through it as if walking through a mine field in order to set up my hammock.
Just about the time that I began thinking about how perfect everything was around me–besides the poison ivy, of course–I remembered a passage in Romans. In Romans 8, Paul says that all creation has been in “bondage to decay” ever since the day that sin entered the world (Romans 8:19-22). This passage made me ask myself, If this scene is groaning from being frustrated by sin, then how amazing will it be when Heaven comes with Jesus?
All I could say to answer that question was, “Woah! I hope God has hammocks in heaven because I can’t wait to experience this in heaven!”
As a Christian, we believe that Jesus Christ died on a cross, becoming the curse of the Law itself in order that we might receive the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 3:13). This belief is what saves us, allowing us to have what God has created us for: eternal life with Him (John 3:16, John 16:22).
Go out into the world today and praise God for giving you (as a Christian) the promise of an even more amazing creation to surround us once we finally reach heaven! After all, when creation is no longer groaning, that will be the day when we receive “adoption as sons and the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23).