I was recently asked, “Pastor, what is heaven like?” The person asking has heard sermons on hell, but few on what heaven is like and wanted my thoughts. At first I was suspicious trying to understand their intention. However, this is an interesting question since we as Christians talk a lot about heaven. Here I will share my view of heaven.
I’ve often struggled with the idea of heaven. From what I learned of heaven as a Christian it is a perfect place where we sing praises to God for eternity. Furthermore, heaven is supposed to be a place to meet all those we have ever loved. Third, it is a place for select people. I will address the problem I have with each of these.
The Perfect Place: It is hard for me to grasp the perfect place. Often we understand heaven as a place which all of our wildest dreams come true. My wildest dreams are just not something that should be in the same conversation with God.
Meeting those we love: Honestly, I do not want to meet everyone I have ever loved. Some of the people I have loved have hurt me in such a way I would rather not spend eternity with them. To do so would not be my perfect place.
A place for select people: I think we will be in for a surprise as to who is actually in heaven.
These are just my thoughts on heaven, share your thoughts in the comments
Check out what the Bible says: Heaven in the Bible