My sweet little Landis has a favorite blanket, the one he’s had since he was 6 months old. I actually knitted it for my second daughter Julia, but she never liked it, and still insists on how horrible it is…Nonetheless, Landis loves it, and has loved it to pieces, literally–it’s hardly a blanket anymore.
He came up to me the other day and asked, “Mommy, will I be able to take my blanket to Heaven?”(Oh the dilemma in a mother’s heart). I really wanted at that moment to say, “Yes honey, you can.” But of course, that would be lying, and I try to make it a point not to lie to my kids…
In the end, I told him that he couldn’t take it to Heaven, because we don’t need it in Heaven, because we will have God. And God is like our blanket. We will have all our comfort in Him, and we won’t need a blanket because He will be all we need. He walked away satisfied. (fewf)
It’s completely true, and it’s so good for me to remember that the things on this earth that comfort me will not come with me to Heaven, and that God is all I need. It helps me keep the here and now in perspective, and make sure that I’m remembering to find my satisfaction in Him today, and in nothing else.