Nov 20, 2010

A Homecoming...

I can't wait to go home.
I'm talking about heaven. And not in some gory-I-want-to-end-my-life-here kind of way. My life is extremely full and joyful here. But I can't wait to discover the culmination of my faith. I can't wait to speak to my Savior and hear His voice to me.
I am addicted to those dance reality shows. (Hey, don't judge). Because once upon a time I was a dancer. I love to dance. But the reality is, I will never get the chance to learn to dance like they do on those dance shows. But I think if given the chance I would be so awesome....well, so I tell myself at least. And I was kinda getting disappointed because I'm not a celebrity. So no one is going to call me on the phone and say, "Hey, wanna be on a dance show and learn some awesome dance moves?" I think in this world, there a lot of disappointments. A lot of "well-if-I-had-the-chance" wishes....

But you see, I had an epiphany this week. I WILL have the chance. Just maybe not this side of heaven.

See I don't think we leave here to go be bored and sing on clouds. No, I think that is just when we start to have all the real joy and are able to live to our full potential. What God would have us be if we weren't trapped by our sinful, handicapped bodies. What God has intended for us from the very beginning when He first thought of us in Eden. We won't be trapped in time, not having enough in each day, or in each week, month, and year to get all those wishes done.
I think there is a whole new world just waiting for us to discover, work in, have a purpose in, just as we had been designed to do from the start. And just time restraints! Every woman knows how those time restraints and pressing responsibilities will never let us get to the "someday if I had the chance."
Heaven secretly brings thoughts of fear I think. The unknown. What if I'm totally bored with forever? But then, there is so much to look forward to. Perfect family, friendships, and relationships. A time to shine in all that we were created to be, and enough time and resources to do it in. Amazing, huh!
I don't know about you, but this vintage ad cracks me up. Vinyl plastic tile flooring sure isn't my idea of heaven! However, I identify with the picture. Dancing with my broom is about as close as I'm going to get right now to real dance lessons (and yes, I do secretly dance with the broom - I knew you were wondering).

So we do our best with the work and relationships God has given us here, and then we get to go home. I don't know about you, but I'm excited! Life was not a big fat FAIL if you didn't get to do it all here. There are such things as second chances. God extended to us the biggest second chance of all in an amazing act of grace and love.

I mean no disrespect by this blog post. I take heaven seriously, but I think it's going to be full of joy, purpose and FUN! I really truly do! And I don't think God would have a problem with me wanting to learn to dance there. He might even teach me Himself or come to watch me perform. I know He delights in His children so it only makes sense, right?

So you know what I'm going to do when I get there? Well, one goal I plan on doing is....

1. Learn to dance

Second goal, well, now that I've had this epiphany, I may just start a list....


  1. Sign me up for the dance lessons, too. We can go together. :)

  2. jenny...thanks for this post...i needed it today! god used it to remind me of what is really important in life and what is to come! :) love your insights and honesty girl! *laura*

  3. Heaven is going to be so wonderful!
    I love your from-the-heart posts like this one. God has such amazing things in store for us, and if we have to wait until we arrive in Heaven, it will just make our true homecoming that much more incredible!

    "I can only imagine..."

    ♥ Bethany

  4. Hey Jen! I heartily agree!!! Thanks for the wonderful thoughts... I need to start my heaven list too (but do we get to take that list with us when we go??) :) Love you!!

  5. Hi Jenny! I just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I found it! I haven't really gotten to know you a ton at the park as it seems one of us is always chasing a little one somewhere.
    Love this post and I love the blog design as well. I may have to get some tips from you! :)
    Looking forward to reading more!