Second floor windows

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”    (Matthew 25:34).

Author Bob Goff points out in his wonderful book, Everybody Always, that the second floor windows at Disney World are dedicated to the people who helped make the Magic Kingdom a reality: the architects, builders, artists, and accountants who’s dedicated work moved the dream from Disney’s  imagination to a real, geographical place.

Photo from http://www.findingmickey.com

Several Bible passages suggest that our rewards in the Kingdom are very much like these windows, except that a Kingdom inheritance  is way better  than a cool-looking window.

Hopefully we don’t need to be reminded that our rewards and inheritance must never, ever be linked to our salvation. Adoption into God’s family happens entirely by grace, and every moment thereafter is sustained by that same grace.  But once we’ve returned home, the One who is “making all things new” has lots of work for us to do, and promised rewards for those who are faithful.*  Scripture doesn’t spell out exactly what our inheritance will look like, but certainly it’ll be sweeter than a  window at The Magic Kingdom.

Bob suggests there could be some value in imagining what our Kingdom “window” might say: “Lover of outcasts, and healer of bodies”, “Teacher of children, and a vessel of cheer”, “Builder of homes and leader of men”,  or “Fixer of cars and example of love”.  The happy souls in Matthew 25 seemed to have been surprised about their own rewards: “‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality?’… And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you were doing it to me!’’”

However it plays out, we can be certain that God has plenty of work for us to do, and that everything we do matters: “Therefore, my dear friends, stand your ground, and don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

*1 Corinthians 3:1-13 & Matthew 25:21.

9 thoughts on “Second floor windows”

  1. Beautiful, Don! Another winner!
    Let us be cheerfully busy, as Jesus was, doing the work of our Father, loving people and glorifying Abba as we carry the Kingdom to all those we encounter here, that they might be heirs with us for eternity!
    BLESSINGS, MY FRIEND!

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  2. Excellent as always Don! The most striking thing about this passage is that they were unaware of when they cared for others. They were simply living in grace and by grace!! Amazing! If you live in grace and by grace, then we won’t know what the second floor window will say, will we?

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    1. Hey there, my son is a Mechanical Engineer and designs the ride, China, and now today he leaves for Japan for a couple years…

      You always have inspiring posts! I will be in The Big Island August 15-20th sponsoring a ministry workshop on one of those days for the team…Meet for coffee if you are in town? Blessings old friend,

      Joy

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