In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happily Ever After.”
“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?
While I do think I live a pretty joyful life, in the it is impossible to live happily ever after in this life.
- For one thing, humans don’t live forever.
- If happily ever after is defined as living without problems or obstacles, then happily ever after would get pretty boring. The structure of the whole world would have to be rebuilt in order to have happily ever after but still have a purpose in life.
If you a Christian, than this life is not about happily ever after on earth. It is about preparing for the the next life (which is happily ever after) and taking as many people with us as possible with us. Therefore, we are not concerned with making happily ever after on earth because this world is not as important as the next one.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26-27
When I think about Heaven, I think of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle when the Pevensie children(minus Susan), Eustace, Jill, Digory, and Polly go to Aslan’s Country. When they got there, they realized how much Aslan’s country was like Narnia. Then Professor Digory Kirke explained it all in a very scholarly way.
” Listen, Peter. When Aslan said you could never go back the Narnia, he meant the Narnia you were thinking of. But that was not the real Narnia. That had a beginning and an end. It was only a shadow or a copy of the real Narnia which has always been here and always will be here: just as our own world, England and all , is only a shadow or copy of something in Aslan’s real world. You need not mourn over Narnia, Lucy. All of the old Narnia that mattered, all the dear creatures, have been drawn into the real Narnia through the Door. And of course it is different; as different as a real thing is from a shadow or as waking life is from a dream.”
That is my view of Heaven, my Happily Ever after. Where all the troubles of this world will be taken away, but all the good things we love; the people, the animals, the beauty will be in the perfect happily ever after.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea also was gone… He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever…To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.” Revelation 21:1, 4, 6b-7
The part of Revelation 21 I put in this post is only a small part. The whole thing is awesome stuff so please look it up.