For more than thirty-eight years I had been dreaming of visiting this iconic garden, and that spring day when hubby and I followed the path to the balcony overlooking the sunken garden, I was overwhelmed. I could only whisper, "It's real!"
I'd seem photos and read stories about this amazing garden, and now that I was finally there, it was almost too beautiful to believe. For one exquisite day hubby and I explored, enjoyed, and photographed scene after scene of gardening extraordinaire. At the end of the day I felt thoroughly satiated by beauty.
Now I wonder if my reaction will be similar when I finally see Heaven. Will I murmur, "It's real"? Have my long years of waiting turned the promise of Heaven into a dream, a fairy tale? Or will I be so overwhelmed at the reality of eternity with my Savior that I cannot speak at all?
After all, we don't have photos of Heaven, no coffee-table books of pictures and engaging descriptions, and the glimpses written in God's word boggle my mind. The Bible reminds us that "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prpared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9). I don't know how I'll react, but I do know that it will be wonderful - even better than Butchart Gardens!
Do you wonder what Heaven will be like? Can you picture it? What are you most anxious for in Heaven? Seeing loved ones again, meeting saints of old, or just knowing you're in the presence of God Almighty, who loved you from the beginning and loves you forever? How do you visualize Heaven? What are your dreams of Paradise?