Read Revelation 22:1-25
Are you like me? Do you read things in the Bible and wonder what is ________ (fill in the blank) really like? Through the Scriptures, God reveals Himself to man and we are told everything we need to know but just not EVERYTHING. I remember when I was a young boy always asking my mother, “How has God always existed?”. Or, “What do angels look like?” Or, “What is Heaven like? What will we do there? Will it be boring?”
Well, we do know that God created mankind in His likeness to worship Him and to honor Him. And the Word does indeed tell us that we will worship the Lord with all of the saints. Can you imagine being part of a gathering of all the saints who have gone before you and worshiping alongside them? Jonathan Edwards said “to go to Heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here”.
I can’t tell you if you will get to go fishing with your uncle in Heaven, or play 18 holes with Arnold Palmer at the real Amen Corner. But I can tell you this: you will be in the presence of Jesus!
As believers, it is our goal and the prize that we long for to see our risen Lord and Savior face to face and to bow down before Him in heaven. Just pause for a moment and try to envision that! To see the wounds from the nails and the scars from the beating He bore for my sins! Wow!
Let me ask you this. If you got to Heaven and all that was there was Jesus, would you still want to go? I can’t tell you if there will be Hobby Lobby in heaven to decorate your heavenly apartment. Or will it be a home I don’t know? I can’t answer for you if the Bethlehem Braves will be facing the Jerusalem Giants in a heavenly game of baseball. But I do know that Jesus is there!
My Lord and Savior is there and He is all I desire.
Scripture also tells us that Heaven is the dwelling place of God. His throne is there, the angels are there, and the Lord Jesus Christ is in heaven. Philippians 3:20 says very plainly that “our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” That’s why Jesus told the thief on the Cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
We will be able to freely worship the Lord and celebrate His great victory over sin. There will be nothing to distract our worship. You will be able to give all of your attention to the Lord and serve Him without tiring.
Being in the presence of Jesus, with all who have gone before us, and fellowshipping and worshiping without fear or exhaustion sounds pretty amazing to me. I think the one thing we never will need to worry about is being bored.