Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about people, particularly about relationships. I suppose this mostly arises out of the fact that my job next year is going to be all relationship based, but I really think that God is pointing out the fact that my life as a Christian is supposed to be relationship based too. I especially have been thinking about relationships in the context of heaven.
So many people have misconceptions about heaven. I don’t claim to know what it will actually be like, but i really do believe that it is a place that i will WANT to be, not some boring place. I also think that it will be like this world, only perfect. And what are some of the best things about this world? Love. People. Sharing lives in a community. SO why in the world do we think that heaven, a place where relationships will be perfect and without strife, where we can freely talk with each other and with God, and where we have endless time to have these relationships, is going to be boring?
Because of these contemplations, I’ve started writing a book. It is a compilation of short stories from the perspective of a person who is in heaven. She tells these stories about some of the different people that she meets and knows in heaven. (I’m kind of stealing this idea from C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce, but the stories are very different) I’d like to post little bits of these stories here, to start some discussions about what everyone else thinks about heaven. Because we use the word heaven, and a lot of imagery about heaven, I think we’ve become desensitized to what it really is, and what it’s supposed to mean to us as Christians.
So, what do you think? What is heaven going to be like? And why does it matter that we want to get there? What is the point of heaven?
Did You Know?????(or something to wonder about…)
When you type in “heaven” on google images, the majority of the pictures are blue. Blue is a very pervasive color when depicting heaven. I wonder why? When I picture heaven, it is a lot more colorful. Mostly combinations of lots of greens, and occasional trips into some nebulas for good measure. So why blue? There is also a strange amount of busty anime pictures…