I think I just had the smallest glimpse of Heaven.
I woke up a couple of nights ago, not able to go back to sleep. I moved to the couch to see if that would help. Nope. My stomach began to rumble and before I knew it, I was in the bathroom, throwing up. The rest of the evening was a repetitive cycle of not doing so great, not being able to be settled, throwing up, repeat. The following day, the throwing up stopped, but the plain "ucks" continued. I was only able to stay in bed, eat dry toast, and attempt to sleep.
It was obvious all day that this was not normal. I was not supposed to be feeling this way. Something was wrong.
Yesterday, I awoke feeling amazingly better! I was rested, had energy, and was ready to begin living again. All day long, I felt really good. I was able to get things done around the house, play with the kids, and enjoy chatting with friends and family.
It dawned on me as the day ended that I had been given a glimpse of Heaven. The angst and unsettled feeling from the day before is very similar to the way I feel living here on Earth. This is not my home. I am traveler, a visitor. Yesterday, compared to the day before, was almost perfection.
I am grateful for that perspective God has given me.