I was trying to describe the indescribable yesterday without success. I knew it from the eyes that my words, gestures, and story was heard but not fully and completely understood. This experience wasn’t a first and I know it won’t be the last. In fact on the very subject of yesterday I had tried the night before and had given up because I knew my words were totally inadequate for what I was trying to convey. Some subjects are tough; not because they are painful, rather it is due to the fact that words fail to describe everything that is going on.
We opened a new wing up for our office in South India. The facility is by all measures physically complete, we are just waiting to finish off our staff recruitment. Even if one is aware of the past, familiar with the present, and engaged in the process of executing new opportunities in ways that defy most individual imaginations, the experience of walking the floors numbs you into silence. The design flows well. The key elements are all there. You can see and feel the experience, caring, and mature thought that went into each element. Even the art contributes in its own way to encourage the strength of every element. This is a new vista for everyone involved!
God offers you and me the opportunity to experience something radically different from today’s painful reality. There is coming a moment when the limited reality of heaven today will become a full-blow experience we can walk, touch, and live. I cannot describe the scene but John did and it is there for us to ponder. “I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: ‘Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.’” (Revelation 21.3, 4)
We can have the experience beginning now. The choice is ours, yours and mine.