pramsay posted on June 21, 2007 05:23 1506 views
Will Heaven Be A Tad Bit Boring?

I know the official line is that ‘heaven is a wonderful place’ but would you ever ‘fess up to having some doubts about how exciting Heaven will really be? Have you ever been to a ‘loooooong’ hymn sing? As much as you enjoyed the hymns, it went way too long! Your voice was hoarse and you wondered: “Why do I always get stuck standing beside someone with a shrill, off-pitch voice?” And that was just an hour! Would it really be exciting to sing for all eternity?

Or maybe Heaven conjures up images in your mind of a celestial nursing home where we all act old, extremely mature, sitting in heavenly recliners. Or an oversized auditorium with multiple rows of chairs and you’re sitting somewhere in the middle straining your neck to see what’s going on up at the front. Maybe you envision that we will be zombies or wispy ghosts floating around up there – and well, that’s not a great prospect either.

Everything I read in the Bible about Heaven and our eternal state as the children of God squashes any worries about what it will be like. There is every reason for us to be excited about going to Heaven.

Check into it some more. Read verses like this:

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
(Rev 21:4)

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it:
for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
(Rev 21:23)

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth….
but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
(Rev 21:27)

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it;
and his servants shall serve him:
And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun;
for the Lord God giveth them light:
and they shall reign for ever and ever.
(Rev 22:3-5)

Could Heaven possibly be boring? The God that created a universe that holds scientists and intellects spellbound; that captures the imagination of explorers and adventurists; that overwhelms photographers with its amazing scenery and baffles astronomers and astronauts as they explore the vastness of the heavens; that thrills kids when they see monkeys, giraffes, lions and snakes in a zoo – well, that very same God is in charge of Heaven too. Heaven sure will not be dull!

And yes, we will be engaged in worshipping Christ. Adoring and praising the Lamb! And that’s not all! We’ll be serving Him (Rev.22:3) in whatever sphere He chooses for us – without any limitations, hang-ups and without the possibility of failure. That in itself will be exciting. We will be continually learning and discovering new things throughout eternity. (Eph. 2:7, 3:18-19) We will be fellowshipping with a great multitude which no one can number, out of all nations, kindreds, people and tongues of all ages.

And get this: no sin or suffering. No anger or aches; no bruises or brokenness; no cancer, cemeteries or crying; no darkness, disease, discomfort, disappointment or dissatisfaction; no emptiness or evil and no friction, fighting, failures or famines. No jolts or jars. No heartaches or heartbreaks. No weariness, fatigue, weakness or exhaustion.

Heaven has a street of gold but be sure of this – it’s not a cold-gold uncomfortable palace. And it will be free from sin, decay and corruption but it sure won’t be one of those sterile, clinical, icy and impersonal environments. The Father’s House (John 14:1) is a place of light, warmth, acceptance, tranquility, peace, security, safety, fellowship and intimacy. Happiness and contentment forever.

Throw sophistication and stodginess to the wind just now and clap your hands for joy as you think of your eternal Home. Take two minutes to click on the link below and sing along with the simple music played. This old hymn by Fanny Crosby will give you the boost you need today.

When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

Refrain
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessed face,
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace,
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/mysavior.htm