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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 28, 2015

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THURSDAY, May 28

2 Corinthians 3:18. And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

One of my young sons once proved to me that he was listening to what was said in church. He asked me after church one day, “Daddy, do we really have to sing that ‘Holy, holy, holy’ song over and over again for ever in heaven?” If the answer was yes, he wasn’t sure he wanted to go to heaven. And I couldn’t blame him. Many people think of heaven as a place where we arrive, settle in, stay forever, and do a lot of repetitive singing—which can sound pretty terrible to both grown people and small children.

This verse suggests something quite different. If we are changed “from one degree of glory to another,” we’ll be growing, changing, advancing in heaven. God is infinite, and God’s image is infinite. If we are being transformed into God’s image, we will never be fully formed for there will always be more of the glory of God for us to behold. Heaven isn’t staying put—it’s a perpetual journey, ascending ever deeper and higher into the light.

PRAY for the Diocese of The Northern Territory (Queensland, Australia)

Ps 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deuteronomy 4:32-40; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9

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