Dreamin of Heaven

C.S. Lewis, Disney World, Heaven
On a recent visit to Orlando, Florida, I realized why it's called the "Theme Park Capital of the World." 

Disney World theme parks and resorts cover 30,000 acres. As if that weren't enough, there's the competitive Universal Studios, the legendary Sea World, plus a plethora of smaller amusement parks like Legoland, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove.

All of these theme parks are successful because people love fantasy. There are a number of negative applications I could make about our desire to fantasize, but there's also a very positive one.

C.S. Lewis put it this way:
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

I believe we love imagining things beyond our world because "our citizenship is in heaven" (Philippians 3:20-21). What do you think?

3 comments:

  1. Great thought by Lewis, and application. If we really grasped how we are "made for another world," it would transform our daily routines and choices.

    If all that goes into eternity are the souls of people and the Word of God, that must be our priority. I find I fall so short and substitute lesser priorities, don't you?

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    1. Yes, Dawn, you're so right. If only we could live minute by minute with this awareness that we are made for another world it would transform our lives.

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  2. Hi Gail, I love that quote. Although my imagination is seriously not very good, I too am made for another world. Great post my friend
    God bless
    Tracy

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