When most of us think of heaven, we think of fluffy clouds, pearly gates, and maybe even God judging us for telling that little white lie to get out of jury duty.
Heaven may be all those things, but I love how author Randy Alcorn describes what WON’T be in heaven in his book “Heaven”.
“What Won’t Be in Heaven” by Randy Alcorn
No death, no suffering. No funeral homes, abortion clinics, or psychiatric wards. No rape, no missing children, or drug rehabilitation centers. No bigotry, no muggings or killings.
No worry or depression or economic downturns. No wars, no unemployment. No anguish over failure and miscommunication.
No con men. No locks. No death. No mourning. No pain. No boredom.
No arthritis, no handicaps, no cancer, no taxes, no bills, no computer crashes, no weeds, no bombs, no drunkenness, no traffic jams and accidents, no septic-tank backups. No mental illness. No unwanted e-mails.
Close friendships but no cliques, laughter but no put-downs. Intimacy, but no temptation to immorality. No hidden agendas, no backroom deals. No betrayals.
Imagine mealtimes full of stories, laughter, and joy, without fear of insensitivity, inappropriate behavior, anger, gossip, lust, jealousy, hurt feelings, or anything that eclipses joy.
That will be Heaven.