If you’ve ever watched the movie Inception, you’re sure to know what limbo is. No, it’s not just a game to see who can bend their back the farthest without touching a pole, but it’s also, as Merriam-Webster defines it, “A state of uncertainty.”
In the uncanny movie Inception, the characters go into dreams within dreams that are, you guessed it, within dreams… etc. At different intervals in the movie, the characters talk about limbo, a dream that you are trapped in forever, and a dream that seems real, but is not. The scariest part about this is that some people in the real world actually believe we are in limbo–that are whole lives are a dream, a pretend substance of our imagination, a state of uncertainty and confinement. While this, of course, is false, today I heard someone say something like, “Life on earth is just a dream compared to all that awaits us in heaven.”
That got me thinking about limbo again. Since God is so incredibly huge and beyond our minds, then heaven, a place where we live in His presence, must be so much more real than earth, if you know what I mean.
Have you ever felt pretty content with life, and yet still sensing there’s just got to be more? I have too many times, and I know it’s because God made us like that. He made our souls to be fulfilled only when we dwell with Him and His Son, Jesus, the Lord of all, and we can do that more and more throughout our lives. Day by day, we can choose to allow His grace to shape us into His likeness and satisfy our deepest desires, which turn into His desires as we continually seek Him.
But in heaven we will experience God’s presence to the fullest. Though I’ve never gone there, something tells me that heaven’s got to be so real, so true, that Earth is only the morning mist that surrounds us for a second, and then is blown away by the wind. We are in limbo! This is temporary nothingness compared to the reality of Heaven and the majesty of our Heavenly Father.
“Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.” – Romans 8:23 (NIV)
“You will ask me, are you satisfied? Have you got all you want? God forbid. With the deepest feeling of my soul I can say that I am satisfied with Jesus now; but there is also the consciousness of how much fuller the revelation can be of the exceeding abundance of His grace. Let us never hesitate to say, this is only the beginning.” -Andrew Murray