Painting by Holly Smith
The final poem of Ms. Short’s series, Whispers of God, focuses on “on earth as it is in heaven”. Heaven Bound illustrates that while being in heaven is the ultimate goal, the process and the journey there can be spectacular! In the final poem of Ms. Short’s series, Whispers of God, encourages us to not only desire our future home in heaven, but to also desire and delight in making God known on “earth as it is in heaven.”
When we strive to live with a heavenly mindset, we are no longer “bound or constrained by our suffering. For love is longer than longing and loss.” Heaven Bound is a beautiful capstone to the idea of listening for God’s whispers. It follows a soul rejoicing in the love her redeemer has for her as He leads her to receive “my inheritance because of royalty crowned.” Heaven Bound emboldens us to renew our minds so that we will loose that which is loosed in heaven and bind that which is bound in heaven, all for the glory of God.