Monday, February 25, 2008

Previews of coming attractions

"The kings of the earth will bring their glory into [the holy city], and its gates will never be shut by day, and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean will ever enter it." Revelation 21:24-27

I am grateful that the Mega-Blender of modernity will not mush into blurry loss the fascinating human cultures God has raised up. The gospel promises us that the glories of the various human cultures, purified and consecrated, will be brought into heaven as tribute to the One who really values us. The delights of human creativity we see, therefore, are previews of coming attractions in heaven. And we will have the time of our lives, for his glory.

The next posts might whet our appetites for heaven. At least, they will remind us of the all-surpassing goodness of our Savior King.