The Holy Spirit did not go in for this obsession either. In 1 Peter 1: 4 one of the wonderful things about our inheritance, He says, is that it will not “fade away.”
When Disneyworld opened in Florida I was 19 years old. It was the first time I had been to anything “Disney” at all, and I was entranced. As we rode in on the monorail, I swiveled my head back and forth so much that I was literally “dizzy with delight.” I laughed at all the corny jokes in the Haunted House elevator. So much for trying so hard to make everyone think I was now “an adult.” I could not get enough of all the fanciful details. I didn’t even mind waiting in line! Why they had air conditioning vents blowing out on you as you waited! Isn’t that amazing?
The first time I took my children they enjoyed it as much as I had. We had saved money for a year and experienced that park the way it should be experienced, and it was nearly magical, even for us world-weary grown-ups, because we were seeing it again through the eyes of our inexperienced children.
But as my boys grew up and became involved in more and more school activities, they wound up going to Disneyworld for state competitions every year, sometimes twice a year. By their senior years, it was old hat. They spent more time in their hotel rooms than in the park itself. It had become so familiar that it had lost its luster. They even had unused Disney tickets sitting on their desks at home. Can you imagine?
Peter says that will never happen with our inheritance. It will never lose its luster. It will always be a wonder as if new, never trite or stale or boring. Imagine every moment of Eternity being like the first time a small child sees the wonder of a grand amusement park—only so much better, a thousand, a million, a billion times over because it was created by God and not man.
That is the inheritance we have waiting for us. Somehow I don’t think we will want it to be used, torn, and full of holes. Looking fresh and new and un-faded every single moment will be just fine.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you, who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, 1 Pet 1:3-5..