Sunday Post 123: 97.6% Sure

I run into folks who have the faith of a giant.  No doubts whatsoever.  100% sure.  They are as convinced that there is a heaven as they are that there is mustard in their refridgerator.  It’s remarkable to watch.

Me, I believe too.  But I’ll have to say, at times, a little doubt creeps into the corner of my mind.  A little gnawing question passes through my cerebrum, “What if there isn’t a heaven?  What if you’re wrong?”

It’s generally fleeting, but it leaves enough of an impression that at times it gets me down.

Why in the heck didn’t God create a large bay window between heaven and earth?  If I could see all of my friends and family there, it’d be so much easier.

If your kid goes to overnight camp, you still get letters – you can see their picture on the camps’ online photo site.  You know you’ll see them again in a few weeks.

Why can we have Instagram with people in heaven?  Perhaps a Facebook page with ongoing updates from life up there.

I’ve got some great ideas.  If I get up there, I’m gonna make some serious suggestions.

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15 Comments

  1. Wayne

     /  June 23, 2013

    We all have doubts but here’s my philosophy. As a minister I’ve spent my whole life talking about God and related subjects. I’ve made great plans for going to heaven but to cover the remaining 2.4% of doubt I’ve taken this approach. If I get to the end and discover that there it has all been a myth, I’ve still lived my life living by principles which have long since been proven to be a life style that brings good to the world and happiness, kindness and love to people. I feel like I’ve added to the world and to people’s lives and not taken from them. You can’t go wrong with that!

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  June 24, 2013

      And, imagine living with absolutely no hope or faith! What a downer.

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  2. Sometimes I’m not even sure if there’s mustard in the refrigerator. But I sure hope so.

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  3. Landers

     /  June 23, 2013

    I’m voting for Skype!!!!!!

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  4. Unfortunately there can be a difference between knowing and feeling. I think that maybe the people that pass off their assurance so well are speaking from knowledge rather than feeling. We are all human and I am pretty sure we all have our doubts sometimes 😦

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  5. Annette Heath

     /  June 23, 2013

    Blessed are they who have not seen and yet they have believed….
    When my darling Mother was dying and I was close to her face, she asked me “why is the ceiling full of angels?”. I am so sure they had come for her. If anyone ever went straight to Heaven, it was my Mother.

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  6. caringsoul

     /  June 23, 2013

    I often I have doubts myself.You aren’t alone.

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  7. Helene Domi

     /  June 23, 2013

    Sign me up to follow the Heaven Instagram account. I am ALL IN for that.
    I lost my mom, who was my best friend, last year. I am just an empty shell now. I pray that Jesus returns tomorrow and we won’t need Instagram.

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  June 24, 2013

      The empty shell feeling is what drives us to have even more hope. But don’t let yourself stay there too long.

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  8. So true. No one said it would be easy and once we accepted Christ we’d be friend requested by the big guy so that we could check on His FB page each day. I like this one:

    Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1)

    Big thanks to Uncle Jesse for tell me about your blog. I enjoy it and the stories about the Tanner family! 🙂

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    • Danny Tanner

       /  June 24, 2013

      Good verses. Easier to read than to act on! But isn’t that always the case?

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  9. I believe there is a heaven, and that I will one day see those I love and dearly miss. But there are so many things I don’t understand and no longer take for granted when it comes to my faith. I, too, wish there was such a thing as Skype with those we love who have gone on ahead. But, then, it would be so much harder each time to say goodbye, see ya later.

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