1 Corinthians 2:9 – That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." (NLT)

As I began putting away the things in my suitcase after a recent trip, I found myself looking at an attractive red and white brochure. It reminded me of the day I found an unexpected treat. During our holidays, two friends stopped by to tell us of their discovery while on a day trip in the area. They both bubbled with enthusiasm about their find. "You have to go," one urged. "It's a child's dream." By the look of the smile on her face, whatever she had discovered was an adult's dream too. Consequently, two days later, we piled into our car to take a day trip through the winding back roads of Cape Breton, on our way to a little community named Arichat.

Now Arichat is a pretty little village nestled by the water, but not where I'd expect to see the largest candy shop in Atlantic Canada. The shop, tucked away in the basement of a larger building, offered thousands of sweet treats from around the world. The walls were lined with glass jars filled with colourful candy. Like a small child, I stood starry-eyed and watched the chocolate fountain.

Later as I recalled my reaction to the vast display of treats, I thought of what God has promised to prepare for all who love Him when we reach our home in heaven. Truly unimaginable! Let us all plan to make the journey, until the day we are able to stand in His presence and stand in wide-eyed amazement at the demonstration of His love and care.

Prayer: Dear God, we are truly amazed when we think on all that You have prepared for us. Help us today to continue the journey until You call us home. Amen.

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Elaine Ingalls Hogg <authorhogg@yahoo.ca>
Smiths Creek, New Brunswick, Canada

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