A Pulsar’s Hand
P. Slane (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., CXC, NASA source
What do you think heaven will be like? What about the sounds we might hear there? Some automatically think of angel choirs and cherubs strumming harps. But after reading Randy Alcorn’s eye-opening book Heaven, I began to think about it more deeply.
It would be a gloriously alive, physically real place. We would hear voices of people from across the generations talking and laughing together as the truths of what really took place in the world – things not open to us in the unseen world – were revealed to them. There would be happy sounds of activity and playing, sounds of breeze in the trees, and the sounds of animals and water (as in a babbling brook) all intermingled with sounds of praise to our Lord…on a beautiful ‘new earth’! People going about life without the sin-sickness, pain, and sorrows of the ‘old earth’.
Mashup of Stars and Whales Singing
Our oldest son had the privilege of being at the conference where pastor, speaker, and songwriter Louie Giglio spoke about the reality of Psalm 148. He came home to tell us about what he was a part of that weekend. Watch!
Session “The Global God Who Gives the Great Commission” from the Desiring God Conference by John Piper’s church in Minneapolis, MN, Sept., 2011
We were in awe~ Oh, to experience the wonders of what is being prepared for us!
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” —the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” ~1 Corinthians 2: 9-10
Is it possible that there is a mega-symphony in heaven of stars and pulsars, weather elements, water and land animals, and the songs of peoples gathered from the ages with different accents, all raised aloud to bring praise to Almighty God? It remains a mystery to us until that glorious day, but now Psalm 148 takes on a whole new meaning!
“Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.
And he established them for ever and ever; he fixed their bounds which cannot be passed. Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command!
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and maidens together, old men and children!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. He has raised up a horn for his people, praise for all his saints, for the people of Israel who are near to him. Praise the LORD!” ~Psalm 148
(source-humpback whale recording)
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