We don't spend enough time thinking about Heaven, do we?
A pastor once confessed, "I can't stand the thought of that endless tedium. To float around in the clouds with nothing to do but strum a harp...it's all so terribly boring. Heaven doesn't sound much better than Hell. I'd rather be annihilated than spend eternity in a place like that" (Heaven, p. 6). I personally had a friend who told me that he wished he could just rest a while before going to Heaven. Also, someone else I knew was found crying in his room - afraid of Heaven because he didn't know what he was going to do there FOREVER and thought earth was more appealing.
I have a feeling that these thoughts are all over the place in Christian circles. And, they're there because people really don't understand how amazing Heaven is going to be. However, I want to make certain that one big reason why people have this attitude towards Heaven is because the church has been silent in the teachings of Heaven for way too long.
Over the next three weeks, I am going to share with our youth ministry the awesome blessings of Heaven - how God, in His grace, gives us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think! I trust it will be an encouragement for all who hear.
As I study for this, I'd like to get your honest thoughts on Heaven.
What is it about Heaven that makes it so amazing? What do you think it's going to be like? Do you look forward to it or does Heaven sound scary or boring? Do you think it's okay to get really excited about Heaven? Is Heaven full of grace?
Let's ponder the amazing blessings of God in Heaven together....