Why do you want to go to heaven? Is it because the heavenly city is beautiful with streets of gold, pearly gates, and jasper walls? Is it to see loved ones who have already passed on? Is it simply to escape hell? There is no doubt that the vast majority of people in this country desire to go to heaven one day. It is interesting, however, to note that while so many people want to go to heaven after this life is over, so few have an understanding of what it will be like there.
Most people think of heaven itself as the reward. No doubt, the city will be wonderful! The beauty of the city with its streets of gold, pearly gates, crystal sea, and jasper walls will indeed be a sight to behold! In heaven, there will be no more night, no more pain, no more death, and no more sin. But, that is not what heaven is all about. In Genesis 15:1, God told Abraham that He was Abraham’s “exceeding great reward”. The truth is, spending eternity in heaven is all about being with our Savior; We will be serving and worshiping Him for all of eternity.
Revelation 22:3 tells us “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”.
Nehemiah 9:6 says, “ Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”
When we get to Heaven, everything will be centered around serving and worshipping our precious Savior! Will we see and know our loved ones? Yes! (II Samuel 12:23) Will we be able to fellowship with them in heaven? Absolutely! (Matthew 8:11) But, even in those things, I believe the Bible shows us that everything in heaven will be centered on our God. When we get to heaven, the greatest sight ever seen will be unveiled! We shall finally be able to see our Savior! And when we see Him, we will loudly proclaim, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” (Revelation 5:12) We will for all eternity praise His holy name for all that He’s done for us!