>Weekly Refresher: The Parable of the Dolphin

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In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you…You know the way to the place where I am going…”
-Jesus

We signed up for a 30-min. private encounter at a dolphin cove. First, we mingled & fed the dolphins; then we had Q & A with the dolphin trainers. During the Q & A, the trainer shared about the dolphin’s daily life, in so many words or less, she said, “the dolphins don’t try to leave the cove, but on the few occasions when they got out, all they wanted to do was get back in…” Based on my observation, I wouldn’t question that for one minute. The adoration between the dolphins and the trainers was unequivocally the same–trust and love went both ways. At the end of the meeting, I understood why the dolphins would inadvertently & passively get out, but would aggressively assert themselves to get back in.

This is the picture Jesus paints for us regarding heaven.
In the bible, Jesus doesn’t speculate on heaven, He testifies to it because He’s been there. And He only wants to see us there.
He came so we could have heaven; He died so we could have heaven; He resurrected so we could have Heaven.
And He only wants to see us there.
On this globe, I have intentionally and unintentionally found myself outside of God’s cove. Either way, I desperately wanted to find my way back in. Outside of God’s cove? It was hell.
The neat thing about being up in Heaven is we’ll never end up on the outside of it.
But the question that longs to be answered is: are you getting yourself ready, down here? Oh, sure, you may be a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat Christian, but what area of your life are you swimming to close to the outside of His cove?
And for some of us, we gotta be certain we’re in God’s cove on Earth. ‘Cause this is what we need to eternally swim in Heaven.
Let’s talk about it, pray about it, and let me know how I can pray for you.

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