Heaven

Psalm 87:1-3

His foundation is in the holy mountains.
The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah.

Heaven, that’s the place in the clouds with a big gate and baby-faced angels playing harps, right?  Well, it sounds like there are gates involved, and angels are involved somehow, but I’m not exactly sure how and I couldn’t tell you what they look like.  All I know is that it will be good.  And that isn’t my dry humor attempt at understatement.  I mean, in the truest sense of good vs. evil, Heaven will be pure, untainted good.

The Bible indicates that we’ll be worshiping God for eternity.  Our limited minds sometimes think about that meaning being stuck in a never-ending worship service at church.  But I think that is missing the point entirely.  Worship is doing whatever you are doing for the glory of God, not for our own self serving reasons.  I think here on Earth even our most generous acts are tainted with a foundation of selfishness.  We feed the homeless to feel like we are making a difference more than we do to give glory to God.

Now imagine a place where you do everything without that selfish motivation.  I think that is key.  Imagine a craftsman building a chair and when he finishes, he simply feels good about a job well done for the Lord.  He doesn’t seek payment or admiration, he just does it because the Lord gave him a gift for working with wood and he used that gift well.  Now, I don’t even know if we’ll need chairs in Heaven, but you get the idea.

If all sin is removed from the equation, how can you help but to enjoy eternity?  And if there are baby faced angels playing the harp, that would be fine with me too.

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