JUST CONTEMPLATING

Just what is heaven like?  Not too much comes to mind.

There is happiness complete!  But mostly undefined.

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Descriptions often swarm of favorite spots on earth,

Giddy thrills complete with laughter, chills and mirth.

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But some joys more subdued contingent not on place,

Dependent not on fixtures, guy toys, or pretty face.

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What then can we say about this vast unknown?

Paradise, Third Heaven, so much to Paul was shown!

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“Unlawful,” were his words regarding what he saw. (*)

Kept true to his vision.  He did not break God’s law!

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But I had no such vision or law containing me.

All imagination and guess what it comes free!

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Does not the bible tell us to encourage one another

With our future habitation with each other forever?

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Consider God, The Father, loving us the way He does.

Would He deny any to those He dearly loves? (**)

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Consider too, the suffering He bore for you and me,

That we may live in heaven with Him eternally!

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So imagine what you will, you cannot exceed His love!

For your complete enjoyment, He placed galaxies above.

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Many mansions without end!  Think there is room for you?

Would not be surprised!  With everyday something new!

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So come and go with me to my father’s home

Where it is not against the law to investigate or roam!

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Where you will never be kicked out for lack of rent to pay

Play with the stars and the satellites all day!

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Now consider Jesus, who for the joy He foreknew

Endured the cross, bore the shame, did all He could do–

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To prove His love, take us there, Third Heaven, Paradise,

His greatest joy to take us home.  All by His device!

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(*)  II Corinthians 12:1-6

(**) Better believe He would not!

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Sam Cox 01.18.04

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