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A Surprise (or Two) in Heaven

Tuesday Re-mix –

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” Luke 13:24

I dreamt death came the other day and Heaven’s gate swung wide;

An Angel with a halo bright ushered me inside.

There to my astonishment stood folks I had judged and labeled

as “quite unfit” or “of little worth” or “spiritually disabled”.

Indignant words rose to my lips but never were set free,

For every face showed stunned surprise…not one expected me!

Anonymous

I think we are all in for some huge surprises if/when we get to Heaven.  I think we are going to find out that we didn’t know quite as much as we thought we knew about God and His ways, about Heaven and Hell, and about the doctrine of salvation.  I think we will be surprised to see some people there we never thought would be there.  I think we will be surprised to NOT see some people there whom we just assumed would be there.  And I think there may be some folks there who will be surprised to see you or me there!

But not everybody is expecting to be surprised.  There are a lot of Christians out there today who are pretty certain they already know everything about God and Heaven and salvation and who is in and who is out.  I suppose my first point in this post is that I always want to be a part of a church who does NOT think they have it all figured out.  I want to worship alongside friends who are actually expecting (even hoping for) some surprises in Heaven.

And while we are talking about surprises, I also happen to believe that many of us who …