Heaven Will Be A Symphony For The Eyes.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
Who doesn’t like beauty and beautiful things? The beautiful colors of spring almost seem to reach out to you, asking you to embrace them. The beautiful sounds of a summer’s day make you want to sing along with nature itself. It makes you wonder, how beautiful heaven must be. I have driven miles just to see apple blossom orchards and cherry groves in their full regalia. I must say that as a one-time non-believer it made me stand in awe as I saw the rainbow over Niagara Falls looking as beautiful as a bride walking down the aisle. Could blind nature paint such beauty: no, not in a thousand not in a million years!
-As beautiful as swans on a lake.
-As beautiful as the sun lit clouds.
-As beautiful as sunlight on golden hair.
-As beautiful as river bank covered with flowers.
-As beautiful as a winding country lane lined with trees and flowers.
In the beginning God made everything beautiful because God Himself is Beauty.Notice in our text of Ecclesiastes 3:2-8 chapter the 28 parallels of “times,” arranged in 14 pairs of opposites (e.g., “a time to be born, and a time to die,” v. 2). The entire section is introduced by God’s definitive statement: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (v. 1). It is then climaxed by His remarkable assurance in the words of our text for the day. Everything that God has made is beautiful in its appropriate time–even death and war, killing and hating, and all the other “negatives” in the list, as well as the 14 “positives”- healing and loving, building and planting, and many others.
The pronoun (implied) could be either “its” or “His,” and since all our “times” are “in your hand” (Psalm 31:15), it is fitting to recognize that the appropriate time for “every purpose under heaven” is His time – God’s time.
Thus everything that God has made is, in fact, beautiful when accomplished in His own time, in His way, as set forth in His Word. We may not understand many things in our time, for “He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Nevertheless, when God made us, He “set eternity in the human heart;” so that the very deepest roots of our nature assure us that God exists and cares. The Hebrew word for “eternity” means, “world without end” (See Ephesians 3:21). Thus, all that happens to us, if accepted and applied according to God’s Word, becomes beautiful, and “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
The Best is Yet to Be For The Child of God!