When You See Heaven

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  1. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Veteran Member
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    in your mind, how do you picture it?

    When I wake up in the morning, I lie there sort of half awake, half asleep for a while. That's when I ponder questions that might be imponderable when I'm wide awake. This morning's question was about heaven. I know that Christians believe that they will be with Jesus. They believe they will be rejoined with family and loved ones who have gone before. But what happens then? How will we spend eternity? We won't have to eat or sleep. What will we do? I, personably, hope I will have some kind of work to do. I think eternity with nothing to do would be awfully boring.
     
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    As a child I was asked 'what do you think Heaven is like ?'
    I said - its full of bananas :p
    The reason I said that was because of the shortage of bananas during and after the war
    When they did arrive, people went nanas for them and they said ,whilst taking a bite - this is Heaven !
     
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    Even as a child, I believed in an afterlife
    I strongly believe we will be united with those we had a 'bond' with on Earth
    As for work, I think there will be plenty to do, its a home from home environment, just another
    dimension away from this one :)
     
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    https://www.gotquestions.org/heaven-like.html

    The Bible does have Scriptures that describe what heaven is like. The link gives those Scriptures and assures us that heaven will be a much better place than the earth we live on now. And we will eat and drink there. Jesus told His disciples that there were many mansions in heaven and that He would go there and prepare a place for them (and us).

    We can definitely be sure of one thing. If God created the Garden of Eden for His children, then His home in Heaven is something far beyond what we could imagine with our human minds. We also must remember that we won't always live in heaven...but we will live on the new earth that Jesus will make for us after He destroys this one that satan has been ruling over. We will not just sit around and do nothing either as the Bible clearly says we will serve Jesus our King and help Him rule the nations. Heaven will come down and be the "Capital" of the new earth, etc.

    Our lives on this earth are just a shadow of what they will be as God's children in an eternal paradise.

    When I think of heaven I think of the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve brought sin into it. I also think of how beautiful heaven and the new earth are when I look around and see all the beauty God has created for us on this earth in the sunsets and the flowers that bloom, in the beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and lakes. All around us are glimpes of what heaven will be like. And heaven will also have many of our loved ones that have gone there before us.

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    There is a story, more of an illustration actually, of a Christian who passed away and was being introduced to heaven. He was led past several palatial, beautiful homes, built from the best of materials. The man wondered which of these fine homes would be his. Finally, his guide stopped at the very edge of the city, where a shack had been pieced together of what looked like scrap material.

    "Why are we stopping here?" he asked.

    His guide replied, "This is your home."

    "But, why is my home so shoddy? he asked.

    "Your home was built from the materials you sent up before you," was the answer.
     
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    WOW !
    Profound statement - like very much
    Having said that, I would prefer the shack only because I really don't like palatial buildings :rolleyes:
     
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