Years ago, I received a prestigious award — for outstanding improvement in being quiet.
My previous first grade report card flatly stated that I talked too much. My own father affectionately dubbed me, “Flap Jaw.” In college, I once held a coherent conversation on the telephone while completely asleep. There were few things that silenced the steady stream of consciousness flowing out of my mouth. Then one day I saw some of the most stunning photographs I had ever seen — of the previously unseeable.
NASA had sent up the Hubble Telescope which in turn sent down photos that are hard to describe, even for the loquacious. (Scroll down and click on the YouTube video or link below to view Hubble video of our universe.)
If the Hubble Telescope’s pictures of the heavenly hosts are indescribable, how much more is heaven itself? In Revelation 4, the apostle John is in the Spirit as he looks into the throne room of heaven. He describes — to the best of his ability — what no one can truly fathom. When scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “…no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him,” I believe it suggests that heaven is far beyond what we can ever imagine, visually, and in every other sense. Far beyond the Hubble Telescope images of our universe. Because in heaven, we will see so much more than our created universe. We will see the Creator.
I have no doubt that I will be left speechless.
(To view some of the best Hubble shots, click HERE)