I don’t quite recall how we got on the topic, but I was talking to my first period class about how we will experience Heaven differently. My reference was to the idea that Heaven will be experienced as deeply as we allow Christ into our lives now. To be sure, Heaven will be fantastic, beyond anything that I can imagine. When we get there (if we get there) we won’t be comparing our Heaven and wanting somebody else’s Heaven.
One of the students didn’t understand what I was saying. How could we experience Heaven differently? Will we each have our own Heaven? It was about this point in time that I wondered why I brought this topic up, since it didn’t have a lot of bearing on the subject at hand.
Then the Holy Spirit (He gets the credit/blame, anyhow) provided the perfect analogy for me in the situation.
“Heaven is like a symphony.” I said it and I liked it, the richness of a symphony and the depth of Heaven. I went on to briefly explain that we could all go to the same symphony but some of us would appreciate it more. Perhaps someone knows more about music and they would be able to understand and love aspects of the symphony that others might not notice. We are all at the same symphony, but we are able to experience it in different ways.
His face seemed to lighten in understanding. I, on the other hand, was particularly pleased with this off the cuff analogy. However, I know it had little to do with me…
The Lord provides. Thank the Lord He provides!