I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth
comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Wikipedia can't capture in words what the glory of heaven will be; no reference work or book or speaker could either. Paul, the writer of the letter of Romans, wrote in another part of his letter that the hope of this glory, the glory that Christians will experience, will not disappoint us. Not only is it a guarantee, but it will be beyond what we could even comprehend. It will not disappoint us in any way. In this part of his letter, Paul presents a dramatic contrast between the suffering we experience here on earth and that glory we'll experience in heaven. As intense as Paul's suffering must have been (he was frequently persecuted physically and eventually killed for his faith), he saw it as a quickly fading memory.
I saw this drab old barn in my travels. It's not something you would stop and admire and then tell your friends about. You probably wouldn't even notice it; if you did, it would quickly fade from your memory. This suffering Ian is experiencing and that we're experiencing will be like that - a memory that will immediately fade when we enter heaven. We won't even think about it. I can't wait.
Ian had a visit this week from Heath- a friend he made during his internship last summer working for Haverstick Films. I think it was the highlight of Ian's week. He was as fully engaged as we've ever seen him. We had been telling him that his friend would be visiting, and it was as if he didn't want to take his normal afternoon nap. He didn't want to miss his friend's visit.
Thank you for praying.....