I’m spending the week at Disney with my girls, thanks to my amazing in-laws. It’s been crazy, to say the least. Let me just warn you if you’re planning a trip: the week before Christmas is NOT a good time if you don’t like crowds! And for those of you that know me, you know that’d be me.
But, in spite of the madness of waiting an hour and a half to ride one thing, it’s been fun. It is an amazing place, and my girls, both young and old, are enjoying it. So I take a lot if deep breaths, and I try not to say really stupid things to ruin situations. Again, if you know me, I don’t have the greatest track record with that!
Tonight, we were privileged to see the Osbourne Family Spectacle of lights at Hollywood Studios. It was really amazing! Millions of lights all flashing in sequence to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Hard to describe unless youve seen it. It was one of many moments at Disney that make you want to smile, laugh, and cry all at the same time.
And as I watched, it hit me why it feels that way. It’s a shadow of what’s to come. It makes me happy because it’s a small, incredibly tiny glimpse of the coming Kingdom. It makes me smile because, for a moment, I don’t worry about anything, I just enjoy. It’s a view into the joy that will one day fill our hearts as we stand before the One Who created all things, and holds them all together! The lights I watched tonight will be so pale in comparison to the glory I will oje day behold when I see Jesus Christ face to face! Oh! What a day!
And I think I know why these moments make me want to cry, too. It’s because I know that day is not here yet. I know what I’m seeing are just shadows of what’s to come. They are just a faint outline of what’s really real. So, until that day comes, I’ll enjoy what glimpses I get.