Heaven

17 Aug

Most people would say that they would rather go to heaven than hell, regardless if they really believe in the existence of either place.  Does the thought of spending eternity somewhere make you a little uneasy?  What comes to your mind when you think about heaven? Is it a place with fluffy clouds and angels flying around? Is it a garden? Are there harps and choirs?  Those are the images that are often depicted in films, shows, and paintings.

What is heaven really?

It’s the dwelling place of God.  So, a longing to go to heaven is really a longing to be with God.

So what is his dwelling place like?

It is a place of joy.  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things will be gone forever.’ Revelations 21:4

Heaven will be beautiful. ‘It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone-like jasper as clear as crystal.’ Revelations 21:11

It is where you can see God and have a full understanding of all the things that we can’t understand here on earth.  Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 In heaven, ‘You (God) will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.’ Psalm 16:11

So, ‘set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of the earth.’ Colossians 3:1-2

I long for heaven.  I long for an eternity of joy with the ones that I love.  I pray that all of my family and friends will be in heaven too.  Jesus said, “Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.” John 17:24


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2 Responses to “Heaven”

  1. Carol Ann Hoel August 17, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Beautiful post about the realities of Heaven. Thank you for sharing. Listening to the song right now.

    • lovemeanyway August 17, 2010 at 11:57 am #

      It is so amazing to think that we probably can’t even imagine how wonderful and beautiful the Lord and heaven will be!

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