My family and I watched a 3D movie yesterday. Aside from Disney World, it was my first time seeing one in a regular theater. The colors were extraordinary and it was almost like you were actually in the movie. So real that I even reached out once to brush dandelion seeds away from my sight. I didn’t enjoy the special 3D movie so much I would make it an even irregular movie option choice.
Maybe five years ago I watched an IMAX movie and decided that experience was way more than I found enjoyable. It was just “more” than my senses could handle.
Life, for me, is intense enough, I don’t enjoy entertainment that overloads my senses. I guess there is a point for me when I don’t want to “be” part of the movie. I want to witness it as an observer, not a participant. A good book is escape for me, a 3D movie just isn’t.
The 3D experience does make me think about my spiritual experiences though. Here, on this earth what and how I experience the presence of God is limited by my humanity. Even the occasions when I have known God to be with me physically I have not seen His face.
God tells us in Paul’s writings that we see things “…but a poor reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV) Heaven, to be COMPLETELY in His presence cannot be accomplished in our earthly bound bodies. Here we get a foretaste of absolute fellowship with our Creator. There are no special glasses or equipment required and yet we are able to have a personal, intimate, heart to heart, spirit to spirit RIGHT here relationship with God. Oh but one day…
Ahh…but one day the reality of God and Heaven will be an involvement of our total being. Better than 3D. Better than IMAX. Better than any experience of God on earth by our bodies unable to withstand His presence. We will be with Him.
What a joy THAT will be!