As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. (Mark 9:15)
My husband and I took our family to Disney World in 2017. Crowded is the best word to describe the Magic Kingdom during the Christmas holiday. But our grandchildren could have cared less about the masses of people. They were focused on meeting Mickey Mouse and the princesses and riding the rides.
When our grandson Harvey, five years old at the time, saw Mickey, he ran up and hugged him like a long-lost friend. Tears welled up in my eyes. Seeing him loving on Mickey was heartwarming and made every dollar of the entrance fee worth it. Our granddaughters were mesmerized with Cinderella and Snow White. They stood and stared trance-like at the frilly princesses.
Disney World is a magical place for children and adults alike. Disney knows how to take an ordinary day and make it a special occasion. I was impressed with the detail and level of care taken to make it so beautiful.
One day I will get to meet Jesus face-to-face. I want to run to him, hug, and hold on to him with even more enthusiasm than my grandson’s excitement for Mickey. Heaven, as described in Revelation 21, will be more magical and beautiful than the most magical and beautiful place on earth. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, will reign and his kingdom is for ever and ever. Amen.
May we experience magical wonder as we approach the throne of Jesus.
Kathy Troyer, and her husband of forty-six years, are active in Cultivate [Wesleyan] Church in Indiana. They love spending time with their family—especially thirteen grandkids.
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