My Overactive Imagination and a Plate of Spaghetti
What do my overactive imagination and a plate of spaghetti have in common? Everything is connected to everything else! Women will understand this blog. Men, for the most part, will not because their brains resemble waffles. So, guys, save yourself the frustration and read only the second half of this blog. Ladies, enjoy.
Several months ago while walking my usual route, I spied a plastic bag with something obviously inside on the side of the road. What could it be? However, I was in a hurry and did not want to break my pace, so I continued on my journey. The same thing happened the next day. And for the next several weeks, that plastic bag did not budge as dirt and leaves washed over it from rain.
I saw it every time I walked by and asked myself that same question, “What could it be?” Perhaps it was a bag of money that slid off the top of someone’s car. Or, it could be drugs that someone tossed out the window while being pursued by the police. It might be a booby trap ready to explode when someone touches it. One thing was certain; I would never know its contents until I stopped to look inside. Bits and pieces of Scripture began to casually scroll through my brain. (Remember, everything is connected in my spaghetti brain; I’m just glad it connects to Scripture!)
…search out a matter…(Pro. 25:2).
…and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true…(Acts 17:11).
Okay. I understand I stretched Scripture just a little bit, but maybe I should search out and examine that bag to know the truth. In my mind, I had already spent the money inside! So one day I stopped. The bag glared at me as it did every time I walked by. “I gots to know!” a quote from a Dirty Harry movie slithered through my spaghetti. I picked up a stick, and gently stabbed the bag. No money, just brown ooze. Yep, it was a poopy pamper! At least it didn’t detonate!
Hang with me a moment longer. Let’s turn a humongous corner. I want to make a point, and it is this: No matter how overactive or colorful our imagination, nothing in the human brain can possibly grasp the glory, beauty, and splendor of heaven. Take time to search and examine the Scriptures for yourself to know the truth of Jesus Christ, the price He paid for your salvation, and how much He loves you to prepare a beautiful and eternal home for you in heaven.
Bear with me because here goes my overactive imagination again! There are so many beautiful places on this earth I will never see, but in heaven I will have forever to travel to all the magnificent destinations and see all God’s perfect creation for myself. I will see my loved ones and so many others I have read about, meet new people, and hear their stories. My face will always smile because of the abundance of joy, peace, and health. I could go on and on. However, the most beautiful sight in all of heaven will be my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. I have so much to look forward to, and so do you if you’re a believer in Him.
“It doesn’t get any better than this!” We’ve all heard and said that a few times. That statement will actually be true when we shout it in heaven!
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:1-3 KJV).
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9 NLT).