Most lizards are small and somewhat repulsive. Yet it’s amazing where they can go. I’ve seen a lizard on the 26th floor of a hotel in Acapulco, Mexico.
How did it get there? Did it climb the stairs? Take the elevator? Scale the walls? Who knows? Lizards can get past guards and maids, and can end up in the best hotels. The author of Proverbs 30:28 marveled that a lizard (“spider” NKJV) could be found even in the throne room of kings.
Something else that should cause us to marvel is the thought of who will live in the royal palaces of heaven.
Think of the Christians you may be tempted to despise: The man with bad breath and body odor who gets too close to you when he talks. The woman who sings too loudly and a bit off key. The teenager whose hairstyle and clothing you don’t approve of. If you could see them now as one day they shall be, you would marvel at their beauty. And remember, because of sin, we too are unlikely future residents of heaven. But by God’s grace, we will inhabit heaven as sons and daughters of God.
In the mystery of grace, God takes unlikely people and puts them into His palace for eternity. And we don’t have to climb the walls to get there. Wow!
For Further Study
What unlikely people will be in heaven? (1 Cor. 6:9-11).
Why doesn't anyone deserve to be there? (Rom. 3:23).
What qualifies us? (Rom. 10:9-10; Gal. 3:26).
God claims by grace those who have no claim to grace.