A man went into a seafood restaurant and asked for a lobster tail. The waitress smiled sweetly and began,
“Once upon a time there was a handsome lobster …”
A well-known romantic poet1 used to stroll around Rome leading a live lobster on a leash. To puzzled observers he explained,
“I like to stroll with him because he never argues and he knows the secrets of the deep.”
“No eye has seen and no ear has heard, things beyond the mind of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him” the Apostle Paul has written (I Cor. 2:9). That deep secret remains hidden from us. There can be no argument about that.
God has given us a glimpse of the coming experience of our ultimate fulfillment. Not from the lobsters of the deep but from the experience of loving one another. The joy that is always present in our expressions of unconditional love for one another is our best foretaste of eternal…