This week I saw God in a thought that came to me during growth group. I have been pretty busy lately with Easter plans, preparing my oldest for PSSA's, spring cleaning, and trying to make time for the people God brings my way. Sometimes life feels like a lot of work!
At growth group someone was pondering what it would be like for them if they ran across Hitler in heaven. This person wanted to know what the rest of us thought would happen if during his last moments living, Hitler had prayed the sinners prayer. Did he deserve salvation after all he'd done? How would it be fair for God to let Hitler in at the last minute, when the rest of us had worked so hard to serve Christ nearly our whole lives? And he'd get away with terrible crimes and confess/repent last minute, and be saved, and go to heaven?! The more she spoke about it the more worked up she got. To be honest, I have never thought about these things before and am not sure how they pertained to our study. (We are a bunch of women, it takes very little for us to get off topic!) But in the midst of all this the thought occurred to me that it doesn't matter if other people get in to heaven at the last minute and others have served the Lord their whole lives. It's the joy of the journey that matters. It shouldn't feel like work, though it does sometimes, to serve God faithfully. I would rather work or serve my whole life long and have the joy of the journey of knowing Him through it all, than repent last minute and meet Him for the first time in heaven! I would have missed so much! So this week I see God in the joy of the journey. Do you?