On aisle four at Walmart Lidi asked, “Is Mary in heaven?”
“Oh, you mean Jesus’ mother. Yeah, I think she’s in heaven.”
“Will we see her?”
“That depends on whether you will be in heaven or not. How can you be sure you go to heaven to see Mary?”
“Repent and believe!”
“That’s right, sweetie, repent and believe.”
“I’m going to give her a big hug.”
As well you should, my princess, as well you should. Somehow my tightly wound definitions of heaven don’t do justice to the vision of heaven in a four-year-old’s mind. Maybe Lidi will introduce me to Mary.
When we reached the produce section Lidi asked, “Is there church in heaven?”
“The church is the only people who live in heaven.”
“Is God’s church in heaven?”
“Yes it is. That’s exactly right.”
And she doesn’t even know Heb 12.22-25! Wait, do I? Do I gather each week with my brothers and sisters as though we are taking our seats in Zion?