Posted by: Billy Marsh | May 19, 2009

Sensing Heaven

To those who feel overwhelmed by the “grey, gritty hopelessness of it all” (D. H. Lawrence), the idea of heaven is as liberating as it is enthralling. Might there not be another country beyond our vision, yet whose distant music we faintly hear in the depths of the night? Or whose fragrance is carried to us by a passing breeze, leaving us longing to know more of this far-off land? And even dare to hope to enter it?

~ Alister McGrath, A Brief History of Heaven, 138.

I read this passage this morning, and I know it is true. Listen closely. For those whose citizenship is in heaven, the faint music of that heavenly city is the sweetest of all refrains in a world that is bent on singing its own praises.

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