Tonight I watched a music video featuring the old gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away.” The author, Albert E Brumley, was a Baptist song writer, remembered for writing more than 800 gospel songs with a happy country/bluegrass sound, and many of them about Heaven.
The video made me think. Here was a song about Heaven … but all the pictures were of scenes from earth. Birds. Deer. Mountain streams. Fields of flowers. Sunsets. The best our minds can conceive about Heaven is the cursed and sin-riddled earth.
The abode of the Almighty God is much more glorious than the images of this natural world!
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).