So, the other day A (my oldest daughter who is 5) asked me about heaven.
"Mom, where is heaven?"
I searched my brain for how to answer her.....I finally said, "Well, the bible says that Jesus ascended into heaven and ascended means go up so I guess it is up there above the clouds somewhere." Lame answer - I know.
That, unfortunately wasn't the end of the conversation.....
"Mom, so then do we get to sit and walk on the clouds?"
Again - searching my brain -- I said " Well - the bible says that in heaven the streets are made of gold" I know - I didn't really answer her question.
Then she said " I bet Granny McKaig and Aunt Barbara (the only two people she has ever known closely who've passed away) were happy to see each other up there."
"Yes, I bet so." I said.
So - this conversation has gotten me pondering heaven.
Here is what HIS word has to say about heaven -
Phil. 3: 20-21(The Message)
But there's far more to life for us. We're citizens of high heaven! We're waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He'll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.
Revelation 4 (NIV)
The Throne in Heaven 1After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." 2At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne. 4Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." 9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: 11"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
and one more:
New Heavens and a New Earth 17 "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
20 "Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach [a] a hundred will be considered accursed.
21 They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the works of their hands.
23 They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.
Those verses say a lot, I know.....but then there is just so much left to the imagination too I think. I asked my hubby last night what he thought and as he isn't someone who likes to daydream much (he is very analytical) all he had to say was "It will be a perfect place". TRUE - but I want more.....So, if you read this post - PLEASE let me know what you thing.
Will we know our loved ones in heaven?
Will we have jobs? OR will our only job be to PRAISE our maker all the time for all eternity?
Will we marry do you think? (I heard someone preach on this one once but I still would like your opinion)
COME ON GIRLS - tell me what you think heaven will be like.