Reflection: What is heaven like?
I’m glad I don’t know in detail. The agony of living with the knowledge of what great things are to come would be unbearable. We wouldn’t be able to concentrate on anything useful in this present world.
However, we are told enough to whet our appetite. We are told it will be beyond our imaginings (1 Corinthians 2:9). Knowing that alone, is enough for me.
We can learn some things about heaven from the symbolism of the city described in Revelation, chapter 21. It is perfect and pure. This is indicated by it being perfectly square in shape, and having streets made of the purist gold. Revelation 21 teaches us that God’s kingdom is not a fearful place. (There is no sea, which the Jews considered dangerous.)
Peerlessly, God’s kingdom will be a place where God will be with us (Revelation 21:3). There will be no need for a sun because God’s radiance will give definition to everything there (Revelation 21:22-23).
That’s not bad to be going on with, is it?
Prayer: Dear Lord, You have shared enough about your kingdom to give me hope and joy. Both are precious gifts that I hold dear. I thank you with all my heart. Amen.