Well actually my brother allotted the name to us years ago, when he came up with a name for our house on Four Square. I didn't know, but this turned out to be a social network on the internet where you can 'check in' at locations when you are actually there. And so our house was named 'Greenfields of Glory' there.
That name kept resonating in me. I kept hearing a song in my head about this .. 'Fields of Gold' by Sting, which gives me a wonderful kind of eternal feeling. (Especially if it's sung by Katie Melua. Nice dreamy.)
And that feeling also fits exactly with the feeling that 'Green fields of glory' gives me. As a child I had a fairly simple, but clear image of the eternal, 'heaven': Fresh, hilly green fields, where you could walk or dance bare feet, without hurting your feet. Just that idea seemed enough to me.
And then back in the now .. the name also turns out to be very appropriate. Our name in Dutch means Greenfields.. and we have a deep understanding that everything we have is not purely ours, but that we have been given everything. Our house, the garden, life, each other ... everything.
It stills me...
Therefore, 'Green fields of glory'.
with a deep bow to that which is Greater.