Story Time- Getting Tested Yesterday

I have been experiencing an autoimmune flare up this past week. Out of an abundance of caution, my doctor had me get tested for COVID-19 to make sure it isn’t the cause. I highly doubt it is, but I went for testing yesterday anyway.

My imagination can get a bit carried away at times. As I watched nurses in hazmat suits walking from car to car to give the test, I began imagining I had just returned from outer space and needed to get tested for alien contamination.

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Then I began imagine that they were looking for alien clones living among us.

The longer I waited in my car during the drive thru testing, the more I entertained myself with possibilities such as perhaps the Zombie Apocalypse had happened, so everyone had to be screened.

As active as my imagination is, I can’t really begin to comprehend what heaven will be like. We don’t know much about it. We know there are none of the sorrows of this life. We know it has a beauty far above what we have experienced here. We have brief descriptions such as this one in Revelation 21:

“I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it”

So join me in trying to envision heaven in the presence of Jesus while listening to this song.

50 thoughts on “Story Time- Getting Tested Yesterday

  1. Oh, for the day, when our Jesus we shall see! What a day, glorious day that will be! My mind is racing with older hymns this morning. There is just something about them.
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Zombie apocalypse, indeed. LOL

  2. I really hope you don’t have covid.
    Oh my. Your imagination…. wow! I mean that’s better than what I would be thinking. I would be beyond freaked.
    Awesome song!

  3. Love the great creative imagining! I got tested also, a week ago, but only because my state requires a negative test in order to receive outpatient surgery. I imagined they were administering implants in my nasal cavity. I like the outer space idea better, LOL. Amen regarding how amazing the next life will be. I love to think about that, without getting too attached to any particular idea. However it turns out it will be better than anything I can imagine!

  4. I will keep you in prayers that you don’t have it Matt, I had a mild case compare to many others and believe me it is terrible virus to have, it comes out of nowhere when it hits you. Praying for you my friend

  5. Praying for a negative test for you🙏love your creative thinking, glad I’m not the only one with a wild imagination😂😂😂
    Beautiful music❤️rest up and feel better!!!!

      1. Agreed I’m so darn awkward with Zoom…I’ve done several weekly meetings while in quarantine between youth group, my Perspectives class, and women’s Bible study and it’s still just weird to me😂😂😂but I’m willing every time!

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