I once led a man to Christ who loved the sunny country of common sense, but he could not put up with the mysteries of godliness. He kept shoving common sense at me, while I kept trying to show him that the mysteries held the meaning of faith. One day he said,
"Pastor, you know this new eternal life I have&md;well, I've been thinking about it. What are we going to do all day long for eternity?"
"We'll praise the Lord," I said.
"Forever&md;for ten million years we're going to stand around and praise the Lord?"
"Well, yes," I said, although heaven was beginning to sound like cable television.
"For millions and millions of years?" he said. "Couldn't we just stop now and then and mess around a while?"
I kidded him about his "dumb questions," but I have to admit similar questions of my own at times. How meager our understanding of praise&md;and heaven!
- Calvin Miller