Heaven has been on my mind a lot the last few days. A dear friend from our Sunday School class has just gone there. I wonder what it’s like and what she is experiencing now.
When I was young, my 17 year old sister went to be with the Lord. I remember how real heaven suddenly seemed to me. Someone I loved and had shared a room with all of my life was there, and I looked forward to seeing her someday. It made me feel a little guilty that I hadn’t anticipated it more because Jesus was there. As Jesus and I have grown closer over the years, now I am excited to see Him, too, in that real home.
But I still mull over a lot of questions in my mind. Where is heaven? We think of it as up above the skies. But to a person on the other side of the globe, up is the opposite direction from our “up.” The heavens containing all of the galaxies are enormous! So where is heaven in relation to all of that?
What is heaven like? Since the final physical resurrection hasn’t occurred yet, are there millions of spirits floating around there? Jesus has a resurrected body, but my loved ones don’t. Or do they? Maybe they have a mystical body of some sort until the new body joins them. I can’t quite fathom it.
Why didn’t Jesus explain more about heaven when He was here on earth? It’s probably because there isn’t any way to explain things that our human minds can’t grasp. There must be more dimensions to life beyond earth than we can possibly imagine. Time won’t limit our perspective to a linear sequence on a graph. Space will not be defined as we know it now. Knowledge will be expanded and all creation be made known. It excites me, but it also baffles me.
I’m not asking for answers. I just would like you to wonder with me, and worship the Creator of heaven and earth today. What would have been different about the last week if you had kept heaven in mind? Are you prepared for your arrival there? Who are you looking forward to being with? Is it all a dream or a reality to you? How about doing a little meditating on 2nd Corinthians 5:1-8?