we have begun a new group in our youth ministry where the young people are asking questions about parts of faith and life that they don't understand or want to know more about. we get together each week after doing some personal study/reflection on these issues and then take a look at what the scriptures say. i think it is going to be a really interesting, lively group over the next few months. i am looking forward to it.
the question that was raised for our meeting tomorrow night had to do with the nature of heaven and what it will be like. the bible, of course, is relatively vague on this issue, and leaves a great deal of room for our interpretation and imagination. and so i am asking you to help me on this. i just want to take a bit of an informal survey of what people expect heaven to be like, so i can share this with the group tomorrow night. understanding that this is as much a wishful-thinking-thing as anything else, i wonder what your thoughts about heaven are....
is heaven individualized (for me it would be full of orange and music and have no bees)?
is heaven in the sky?
will we know one another in heaven?
will our pets be in heaven?
will we look the same in heaven?
please answer any of these questions and others. i don't need a treatise - just your brief thoughts. and i'm not interested in good theology here. i'm more interested in what you actually believe or hope.
and for those of you who are really ambitious, ponder this for a moment:
is real joy possible when there is no sorrow? is real love possible when there is no hate?
please take a moment and share your thoughts with us all today. what do you imagine heaven to be like?
grace and peace,