Okay maybe you didn’t explode. You probably do not enjoy it more than any other
symphony, but I do. However, I am sure there are other things that perk your spirits
and feed your imagination. Maybe it is a poem, maybe it is a view of the mountains,
or maybe it is just the feeling of dewy grass between your bare toes and the smell
of a campfire as you gaze at the stars. There are things that spark a desire in your
soul for something beyond your reach; something that is so wonderful you cannot
explain it with mere words. These aching desires remain with you your whole life.
Apart from these desires of the soul are things I like to call “spurts of passion.” For
example, one will go a month straight listening to the music of a newly discovered
artist then switch to an entirely different artist. The passion for an artist grows but
as it is being satisfied, it dies. Thus, if you listen to a favorite song too much, you
begin to hate it (unless it is by Mumford and Sons).
Heaven is the satisfaction of that inkling of a longing—that desire of the soul—each
individual has. Since in Heaven souls are unchanging, the passion does not die as it
is satisfied. In Heaven the soul longs and is satisfied simultaneously for eternity. It is
stuck between the states of longing and of satisfaction. It is in Heaven alone that you
will be fully satisfied.
Some people may have similar aspirations as you. Perhaps you have found that your
great friendships all started when you realized another person had some inkling of
that thing you had been longing for all your life. Still your desires are not exactly the
same as anyone else’s. It is this difference in longing that makes each soul individual
and unique. In Heaven, each soul’s desire is satisfied. Of course, I am referring to the
true desire of the soul and not the shallow desires of a physical human being. Each
soul buries itself in God where it finds its true individuality and is uniquely satisfied.
It is incredible that an infinite being could have created something that exists
separately from itself. Each creature belongs with its Creator and the “glimpses”
each creature has are indications of the natural longing to be where it belongs. A
soul comes from God and therefore is only properly positioned when in Him.