Westminster Abbey: Imperfect Knowledge

The model above is of Westminster Abbey. Can you see the resemblance? No, neither can I. Its maker, me aged five or six, had never seen nor visited Westminster Abbey. I decided to make a model of it nonetheless using a hammer, nails and a saw. Quite why I was allowed access to such tools at so tender an age is beyond me, but I remained uninjured throughout. Constructing so inaccurate a model is both naïve and amusing. Nevertheless, I feel my knowledge of Westminster Abbey aged five was possibly greater than my knowledge of heaven right now, even though I’m 33 years closer to getting there. I’m spending my eternity in a place I cannot describe. There are no online reviews, although some folk do attempt them. The Bible itself is rather sketchy, the apostle writing “for now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”.

Heaven is going to be a wonderful, beautiful surprise. Any models or pictures we currently have would never do it justice. Those not yet there cannot comprehend it; those already there have no desire to leave it to share their experiences.