A Glimpse of Heaven
Do you ever wonder what Heaven will be like? To listen to Hollywood tell it, you would think that Heaven is a place where everyone wears white dresses, plays harps, walks around on clouds, and eats Philly cream cheese. However, is that really all we have to look forward to after death?
The Bible surprisingly has a lot to say about the topic of Heaven. The Book of Revelation – the last book of the Bible – talks about Heaven in 18 of its 22 chapters. The Apostle John, who wrote the Apocalypse, describes Heaven in this way:
“Look, the home of God is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.”
Another word the Bible uses to describe Heaven is paradise, a place of extreme beauty, delight and happiness. Think about it! A place where there are no more wars, famines, earthquakes; where there is no sickness, disease, lack, death or destruction. That sounds pretty good to me.
The Bible says: “Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven.” (Colossians 3:1). One of the ways we can do that is by reading what the Bible says about our eternal home, and how to get ourselves ready for Heaven.
Pastor Chris Jordan