The Colors Of Heaven

26 Jan

The Colors Of Heaven…

It was a sunny afternoon when Grandfather led me into one of the most beautiful gardens just outside the school. It was a garden filled with every variety of flowers and of every color. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of colored glass. He handed it to me and said now look at the garden and tell how many colors you see.

Just one, I replied, everything is red.

That’s right, Grandfather said, the glass filtered out every ray of light except the red. Even though the garden is full of colors all you can through the glass is red.

The world, like this garden, is also a mix of colors. What God created is good, but the creation has fallen and is now a mix of good and evil. It will be your glass that will determine what you see and what you receive of the world. The things you take for granted will become the filter of your glass.

If you live requiring or expecting to get from this world heaven or perfection, as one who deserves to be blessed, and thus taking the blessings for granted, you’ll blind yourself from seeing those blessings.

I would have thought the opposite I replied.

Grandfather said, No, what you take for granted is that which you blind yourself from seeing, and that which you will end up losing. If you take the good for granted, you will lose or filter out the good. The only thing you will see is all that is not good, the wrong, the imperfect and the dark. To require heaven of this life is to filter out the heavenly.

Then he handed me a second glass. When I lifted it to my eyes, I saw all the other colors, everything except the red.

This, he said, is your lesson in life. If instead of taking heaven for granted, you take hell for granted. In other words, that you deserve judgement, but have been given grace instead and that no blessing is deserved and no good thing is taken for granted what then will happen? The opposite.

Your Heart will see only the good and every blessing. Everything will become a gift from God, and every moment His Grace. You see, compared to hell, life is heaven. So learn to see your life through the second glass and you will filter out hell.

What will remain? Heaven and a heavenly life. Then you will see your life in heavenly colors.

Take judgement and hell for granted and the fact that you’re saved from it, and every other blessing in your life as total undeserved grace and by this live a heavenly life.

I was blessed to have Grandfather as my mentor and best friend. He taught me many life lessons. I feel he is watching over me yet today and smiling at how I am sharing his words and lessons.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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