“I’m only passing through on my way home. Heaven is the place where I belong. More than an idea or just a dream, the land beyond the stars is calling me. When my savior calls, I will go.”
I absolutely believe these words written by Jim and Melissa Brady. We were created to spend eternity with our Creator. That was the plan all along with Jesus as the key to our admission.
Spending eternity in Heaven is not our only goal. We came to earth as spiritual beings on a human journey. Our purpose was to grow to be the best we could be, and God gave us every gift we needed to accomplish this. Imagine that! Each of us was created by God, perfect in His sight, and blessed with talents that would enable each of us to have a positive impact on this world and all its residents. As I type this, I am imagining a world inhabited by such enlightened beings. Suddenly, I realize that I am talking about heaven on earth — a place where love and kindness and honor are commonplace, where we live in harmony with our Heavenly Father.
If that is God’s plan and He creates each of us with the ability to contribute to the fulfillment of that plan, what happened? I’m certainly not living in Heaven on Earth, and I don’t think anybody else is either. In fact, we seem to be moving in the direction of creating hell on earth rather than Heaven. Wow! This got to be very serious very quickly.
How did each of us go from being children of the light to being children of misery and doubt? I think the answer is less complicated than we might want to believe. Could it be as simple as the fact that each of us wants to be the Hero or the Heroine rather than the foot soldier or the archer? Could it be a simple as the fact that we don’t value each of our roles as worthy and profoundly important to the creation of harmony? What makes a surgeon more important than a teacher? What makes a president more important than a mom or dad? Again, the answer is fairly simple. We measure worth on the scale of money and power rather than love and kindness. We measure value according to the definition created by a toxic world rather than the definition created by a loving God.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to contribute to that dark reality even one more second. I want to be a Warrior of the Light rather than a Servant of the Dark. As I sit here, I wonder how I can find my way back to the path of light that God intended for me to walk.
Suddenly, my mind is filled with answers. Can it really be that simple? Yes, it really can be that simple. The answer may not be easy, but it is simple. I remember that I can choose. I HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE! The antidote to the dark always lies with the power of the one who is brave enough to stand for the light and fight for it. The courage and power of the one who remembers he or she is the child of God and fights for the right to live as the child of God can ignite the passion of the many. Courage is simply fear that has said its prayers. As I drop to my knees and pray for the courage to be part of God’s solution, I pray that you will choose to join me. Choose to be a Warrior of the Light. SHINE…because our light can transform the world.