Many people on Earth look forward to their eventual time in Heaven. They speak of Heaven as a lofty, perfect place where they will be surrounded by love and humanity turned divine. However, these same people seem to shrink from human contact while on Earth. They miss the opportunity to connect with their brethren, looking to the sky as they walk the ground.
Poet Al Hall looks forward to Heaven, but through his inspired words he hopes to reveal the interconnectedness of human life on this planet and how best to utilize our limited time here. He encourages us to cherish togetherness during this short period of time on Earth before taking off on the road to Heaven. It’s time to slow down and take a look around, preparing for Heaven but not living there already.
True, nothing on Earth is perfect. Politicians make vocal blunders. Humans get irritated and angry at each other over nothing more than miscommunication or perhaps a wrong note in church choir. It’s time we stopped pulling each other down and lifted each other heavenward instead. Enjoy worship, laughter, celebration, and falling in love. Heaven will one day be home, but for now, Hall encourages us to live imperfectly but with joy and forgiveness.