5 Reasons Heaven Won’t Be Boring

Myths that sprang up during the Dark Ages have distorted the biblical picture of heaven into something entirely unrecognizable—and totally wrong! Sadly, many people still buy into this ancient fiction.

But the Bible clears away the cobwebs. It identifies heaven as the place where God resides (2 Chronicles 6:21) and assures us that the Lord has an exciting future planned for those who choose to serve Him. Jesus has promised to return to receive His followers unto Himself, so “that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3).

Then, eventually, God will recreate our earth to make it new again and live with us right here (Revelation 21:3). At that time, our home planet will become heaven. Here are five reasons why heaven will never be boring...

1. We will plant and build. The prophet Isaiah, speaking of the new earth, wrote, “They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit” (Isaiah 65:21). Though we will have a home in God’s great city, the New Jerusalem, we will also construct our own country home on the earth.

2. We will be surrounded by breathtaking nature. Heaven will be full of tame creatures (Isaiah 11:6–9, 65:25). If you enjoy animals, or gorgeous scenery, or the study of science, you will find endless activities in those areas. We will even be able to explore the cosmos.

3. We will be reunited with loved ones. Our family members and friends who have chosen to serve Christ will be there. The Bible plainly teaches that we will recognize each other in our resurrected forms. For example, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14 says, "I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”

4. We will make millions of new friends. We will get to interact with people from all times in history and hear their fascinating stories, and we’ll even get to personally know those we’ve read about in the Bible. Jesus said, in Matthew 8:11, “Many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”

5. Best of all, we will be able to visit face to face with our awesome God and spend time with our Redeemer, Jesus. “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads” (Revelation 22:4).

There will be plenty more to occupy eternity, like relishing the most delicious foods you’ve ever eaten, listening to and participating in the most soul-stirring music you’ve ever heard, worshipping before God’s glorious throne, building relationships with angels and other created beings, and endless other activities.

The Bible says, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). God loves you deeply and has created unimaginable variety and wonder throughout the universe for you to enjoy.

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