"why do you ask my name?" the angel of the Lord replied, "it is too wonderful for you to understand."
heaven is difficult to conceptualize...eternity simply impossible to wrap our minds around. if you really stop for a moment and try to think about the word eternity, what illustrations and imagery can we possibly apply to it? the inability to put heaven and eternity into words is most frustration for someone so swept up in words...yet the inability to put such things into words makes the attempt, the stabbing at it, all that more enticing and fosters much more creativity then if God allowed us to easily conceptualize the incomprehensible.
and faith is built upon such things. trusting without fully knowing or understanding, because, quite often, evidence and full knowledge do not necessarily lead to greater trust, peace, and contentment. the human mind was designed to have its imaginative and cognitive limits, some knowledge would be far too much for our mortality to handle. God, is gracious in this way among many.
many things that fall into this category, of being too beautiful, too wonderful for us to understand in the hear-and-now. i find that as simultaneoulsy a frustration to curiosity and a freeing blessing for, as was seen in Eden, too much knowledge is just...well...too much. just to know that heaven contains things too wonderful to understand provides me with great hope and peace as i go through the day-to-day. as the Lord wisely withholding such things but yet promising us that blessings beyond our comprehension are yet to come He provides what we need to sustain mortality, to endure trials, and to shape our sight (as much as humanly possible) into an eternal perspective, all which make our present more beautiful in ways we will only come to fully comprehend when we become a part of eternity.