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John 14:2-3, Isaiah 11:6-7, Revelation 21, 22, 4:3-5

My family has a habit of reading the devotional, Our Daily Bread each day.  Recently, one writer wrote about someone who assumed Heaven is boring.  The writer quickly mentioned that when they went to the Grand Canyon, they were in awe at one part of God’s creation.  The author concluded that Heaven would not be boring.  I would like to add reasons I think Heaven will not be boring:

  1. Jesus will be there!
  2. Wolves, lions and bears can reside there (like a beautiful zoo with no cages).
  3. The sun is not needed because God Himself provides all of the light with no night.
  4. The River of Life is in front of God’s throne.
  5. Lightning and thunder come from God’s throne.
  6. There is a rainbow encircling His throne (no more waiting for the weather conditions to be just right for a rainbow).
  7. The main street is made out of GOLD.  God doesn’t have to mine for gold, since He can just make it.
  8. New Jerusalem’s walls will be decorated with jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, sardonyx, amethyst (my favorite), etc.  Is that enough precious stones for you?
  9. There are lots of mansions in Heaven.
  10. Jesus said He’d “prepare a place for you” which implies individual things might be included, like your favorite wild animals.

Will Heaven be boring?  Maybe one day’s highlights would be strolling down the golden street, hugging a lion, and doing a backstroke in the River of Life while watching lightning shoot out from God’s throne.  That sounds exciting to me!  Why would God make Himself a boring place to live?  That’s an insult to Him.  God is GOD and everything will be perfect.  Trust Him to provide eternal entertainment.


John 14:2-3, Revelation 21:9-21

Revelation 22:1-6, 12-16

The other day I was driving and a cloud caught my eye.  It looked like it had pink cotton candy on top of it.  Wouldn’t that be great if it really was cotton candy?  Well, things like that don’t happen on Earth, but if God wanted to, he could do that in Heaven.

Jesus is preparing a special place in Heaven for those saved Christians that cling to God’s word and strive to please Him.  In the book of John, we read that there are “many mansions.”  And in Revelation, we read that the New Jerusalem is made of gold with the wall foundations  “decorated with every kind of precious stone.”  The city gates are made of pearls.  Also, there is a crystal-clear river that comes from God’s throne and goes through the city’s center.  And by the river is the tree of life.  Liberty Bible Commentary says, “Satisfying fruit will be there in abundance; the saints will partake of it.”  It also states, “what was lost in Genesis is regained in the Revelation…”

Our God is a tremendously rich king, of course much greater than any earthly kings.  If our king reviews our lives and is pleased, we’ll get to enjoy what Jesus has been preparing for us.  I hope there’s a horse in my special place.  What do you hope is there for you?  Maybe someday God will provide His saints with real cotton candy clouds.

I’m thankful Jesus is coming soon!  Aren’t you?