Occasionally my daughter likes to put on a dance recital in our home. It’s quite the production…sometimes I even get to introduce her in my announcer voice.
One Friday night, she asked me to play a song for such a performance, so I opened up iTunes and got ready to DJ.
“A slow song, Daddy,” she said.
Just to bring you up to speed, fast songs are all fun and games, but slow songs are for when it’s serious…slow songs mean she is going to do a contemporary dance. (The only reason I recognize this kind of dance is because I’ve been forced to watch So You Think You Can Dance a few times as payback for monopolizing the TV during football season.)
Anyway, the song I chose was Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk.
Soon after Kaylee began her routine, her little brother dropped the train he was playing with and joined the show. He always tries to mimic her and often falls when it’s time to twirl. Colton is only two, so his dancing is hilarious.
As I sat there watching and laughing my mind wandered back to the first time I heard that song. It was the night my wife and I got married and that was the first song we danced to as a married couple.
In that moment, I couldn’t imagine life getting any better. I had no idea that nearly a decade later, we’d be sitting in our living room watching the two cutest children in the world gettin’ jiggy with it.
But, God knew.
Even though that Louisiana Saturday night when we said “I do” was one of the best of my life, He knew there were better days ahead and He knows there are better days yet to come. The same is true for you.
With God, even our best days will pale in comparison to what He has in store.
Imagine your perfect day. (Really, go ahead.)
Now, think about this…Heaven will be infinitely better.
Consider clinging to that thought the next time you’re in the middle of one of your worst days. It will give you hope to endure and remind you that this life is just a prelude to the next.
You know, I’m not exactly sure what Heaven is going to be like when I get there, but I have a feeling it’s going to feel like home…