Questions for Heaven


“There are three things that are too hard for me, really four I don’t understand: the way an eagle flies in the sky, the way a snake slides over a rock, the way a ship sails on the sea, and the way a man and a woman fall in love.”

–Proverbs 30:18-19

Although he lived thousands of years ago, I have a lot in common with Agur, the author of this proverb.  Like him, I do not understand how a snake can move without legs.  I cannot comprehend how an eagle–a huge, majestic creature–can suspend itself in the sky.  Likewise, ships weigh more than water, yet they float.  When it comes to seemingly simple facts, I have little understanding.

One thing I look forward to about Heaven is learning the answers to these questions.  How many stars fill the universe?  Are dandelions flowers or weeds?  When God said, “Let there be light,” did lightning shoot out of His mouth?  What are the birds saying when they sing?  Does God have spare time?  There are more complex queries I have as well.  I want to fathom eternity.  I want to comprehend the Trinity.  What causes cancer?  How could Jesus love me so much that he died for me, despite my sinful rebellion?

For now, I must find peace in the fact that God is omniscient, and He does not expect me to have all the answers.  I save up the questions for the future.

What are your questions for Heaven?


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