Well, we’re in the final week of October, and it’s sad to say goodbye. I’ve always loved October here in my corner of PA. We’ve had a mix this month–dreary, drippy days, heavy rain, and then the miracle of the bluest blue, with bright sunshine that just fills you up. I love it all. I love it when the nights make me want my puffy comforter. I sleep better when I can pile on the blankets.
What a wonderful world God has given us! There’s something for everyone, really. Some like it hot. My sister lives in Phoenix, and loves having 360 days each year of clear sky and bright sun. I wouldn’t like that. I like weather, variety, clouds, winds, storms.
There are mountains for those who crave them, deserts for others, and lush green valleys for people like me. All of the gorgeous sights around this globe could keep a person traveling for a lifetime, and still never see them all.
If the earth is so gorgeous, then just think: How beautiful heaven must be! Sometimes I just can’t wait, even knowing that, at my age, it’s probably no more than 15 or 20 years away. Don’t misunderstand. I’m not looking forward to be finished here except that I’ll be starting up there! I want to see my grandkids finish growing up, and maybe even present us with a great-grandchild or two. I want to be a good steward of the time I have left.
But I do look forward to heaven.