Some people believe that in heaven, we will all be given personal harps and clouds, that it will be a dull, boring, and very white place...
I think that the Bible paints a very different picture of heaven. As
Revelation 5:9 says, "With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.'" Heaven will be a place of great variety.
our world, there are so many wars and natural disasters that it is easy
to become disillusioned. We have all experienced tragedy to some
extent. In many ways, we long for peace. I believe that there will be
peace in heaven. As Matthew 5:9 says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they will be called children of God." Heaven will be filled with those
who wage peace.
Heaven will also be filled with people who
forgive. As Matthew 6:14 says, "For if you forgive others when they sin
against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Grudges are
not encouraged in heaven.
But can we experience heaven on earth?
people are convinced that we have to die in order to experience
heaven. However, in the 'Our Father' prayer, Jesus taught us to pray,
"on earth as it is in heaven." So as we learn to grow in truth, peace,
and forgiveness, I believe we can experience glimpses of heaven here on
earth, even if we can't play the harp.