If you look around you can see this everywhere; work, school, church, homes, and just everywhere.
Why do we spend so much time (and probably much of it happens on a subconscious level) deciding who is “in” or “worthy enough” for us to spend any quality energy on? (Maybe we exclude people who end sentences with prepositions.)
We can look around and see that everyone around us is broken;
~ EVERY ONE of us is broken in some way. ~
(And if someone acts like he’s not then maybe there’s something so hidden that he can’t even bring himself to admit or acknowledge.)
But the irony is in this truth; WE, in all our arrogant, self-appointed mightiness, do NOT get to decide who gets Heaven for eternity.
Awful criminals who killed and raped people may have truly repented and will be in Heaven. (That’s hard to imagine but true.)
The guy or girl who treated you like you were nothing important and stomped on your heart may be in Heaven. (You are VERY important, by the way.)
Your opposing sports team AND the coach may be in Heaven. (Yes. It’s a real possibility.)
If God lets them in, He lets them in. This is a gift from Him offered to EVERYONE.
No amount of whining will change God’s decision. “It’s not fair. Look how he lived!”
“Didn’t you see his car? It’s not nice enough.”
“But God, she doesn’t wear the ‘right’ clothes.”
“But God, they didn’t win the World Series or the Super Bowl or the World Cup!”
I picture God saying, “Um, what does that even mean, child?”
It’s pretty sad to spend this life being unkind to people you don’t think are worthy or good enough or ~whatever enough~ only to find out you’re spending forever with them.
Forever and ever and ever… beside people you didn’t want to breathe the same air with on Earth. How’s that for irony?
God, PLEASE help us see each other through Your Eyes. Please remind us what this is really all about because You know we’ve forgotten. Please forgive us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.