WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?
One night a little girl was walking with her
father under the beautiful star-studded sky. As she
looked up and gazed at the grandeurs of God’s
handiwork, she said, “Daddy, I have been thinking. If
the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what will
the right side be like?”
What is heaven like? The Bible is clear in its
description of this beautiful abode.
1. HEAVEN IS A PLACE. Jesus said, “I go to
prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). Heaven is a
real place, just as much a place as Nicholasville. It is
just as much a place as Chicago, Los Angeles, or any
place in the world. Heaven is a definite place and is
as real as earth.
2. HEAVEN IS A MANSION. Again, Jesus said, “In my Father’s
house are many mansions” (John 14:3). When we think
of mansions, we think of riches, splendor, beauty, security, joy
and fellowship. A few months ago, it was my privilege to tour
the Vanderbilt mansion in Ashville, North Carolina. One stands
awed and amazed by the beauty, stateliness and extravagance
of a great mansion. Surely, heaven is a mansion of
beauty, splendor and security, a place of unspeakable joy,
abounding with true riches.
3. HEAVEN IS A CITY. Abraham “looked for a city which
hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” ( Heb.
11:10). Great cities intrigue and inspire us with their tall buildings,
wide streets and splendid parks. What an experience it is
to stand atop the Empire State Building and view the city of
New York. Yet if all the cities in the world were multiplied together
they would in no wise compare to heaven. This heavenly
city is: A holy city; a happy city; a beautiful city; an exclusive
city; a city where God, Christ and kindred spirits abide.
4. HEAVEN IS AN INHERITANCE. In writing to Christians,
Peter speaks of “an inheritance, incorruptible, undefiled, and
that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (l pet. 1:4).
Children of god are heirs of God (Rom. 8:17)!
On this earth we occasionally hear of people who are heirs
of great estates, but God’s faithful are heirs to vastly more. All
the wealth of a thousand worlds like ours cannot compare to
Surely heaven is the home to which you want to go when
this life is over. To reach this grand abode you must become a
Christian and live for Christ all the days of your life.