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The Story of Heaven
People sometimes wonder if Heaven is real. The Bible tells us that it is real, and that it is a beautiful and perfect place. In Heaven there will be no tears of sadness, no sickness, suffering or disease, and no death. Not only will be there no separation from one another because of death, there will be no separation from one another because of division. Everyone in Heaven will live in harmony with everyone else who is there. But more importantly, we will live in harmony and in close, personal relationship with Jesus. The Bible says that now we see through a glass darkly, but then we will see face to face. We will be able to speak to Jesus face to face, as we speak to our friends and family now.
Someone once posed this philosophical question? "If Heaven is really perfect, will it be exactly the way we want it to be, or the way God wants it to be? If it is the way God wants it to be, and not what we want, will it really be perfect for each individual?"
At first, this seems to be a difficult question to answer. If someone else, even God, is designing my perfect paradise, then there is a possibility that it will be a disappointment to me. Something may be missing that I would choose to have, or something may exist there that I would choose to be absent. But then I looked at our fallen world. There are wonders in this world that I could never, in my finite mind, even begin to conceive or imagine. Love, joy, gratitude, beauty, grace: these are all concepts that we would seek to have in Heaven, but our only experiences of these concepts have been tainted by the fact that we have only ever experienced them through the filter of a fallen world. Why would we ever settle for our own limited expression of these glorious wonders, when we could allow God to restore us to paradise? Heaven will be God's design, not our own. And it will be more than we could ever imagine! To find out how to spend an eternity in God's paradise, visit our Join the Story page.