Are you excited about heaven? If there was a bus going to heaven today, would you be ready to jump on board and go home? Many people claim to want to go to heaven, but few people want to go right now. Over and over I have seen the attitude, I want to go to heaven, I just don’t want to go today. My question is, why not?
What would be wrong with going home today? Is this world so great that the thought of leaving it for heaven is depressing? Paul said, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no heart of man can imagine what God is preparing for those who love Him” (I Cor. 2:9).
I’m afraid many people picture heaven as a monotonous place where all we are going to do is sit around and worship God. Yes, we are going to worship in heaven (Rev. 5:11-14; 7:9-12) and our worship is going to be the most amazing worship we have ever been a part of. However, Heaven is going to be so much more than our hearts can imagine. Consider a few of the things we will do in heaven.
Serve God (Rev. 22:3-5). We will be blessed to serve in the very presence of THE Almighty God who made the earth and everything in it.
Rejoice (Rev. 21:4-5). Heaven is going to be a place of great joy. There will never be a bad day in heaven.
Celebrate (Lk. 15:10; 23-24). Heaven is going to be a big welcome home party for the children of God. It’s going to be an amazing celebration with our Father.
Reunite (2 Sam. 12:23). In heaven we will be reunited with all of our loved ones who faithfully served God.
Rest (Rev. 14:13) – We will finally understand what stress free, worry free, sin free, disappointment free, pain free and suffering free truly means. They will be gone forever.
Heaven isn’t going to be the monotonous place many people picture. Heaven is going to be unlike anything we have ever experienced. Does the thought of heaven get you excited about going home? It should!
What are you most looking forward to doing in heaven? Leave your comments below.