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Will we be playing harps in heaven?


What do you think of, when you think of eternity in heaven? Do you think of yourself a million years in, being like “Phew, I know my fingers are perfect and all, and even though they’re not bleeding from plucking this harp, they feel like they could. Sheesh, if only I could have a break from this monotonous eternity stuff. Same thing, day in and day out.” Because you can’t imagine heaven being interesting for the rest of eternity, with your finite mind, doesn’t mean that’s how it is. Consider this wonderful quote from GK Chesterton (equally wonderful is my wife who showed this to me last night, thank you sweety).

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit
fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.
They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it
again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough
to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning,
“Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon.
It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike;
it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”  – GK Chesterton

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