I often wonder...
Yes, I believe in heaven. It kind of comes with the territory of being a Christian. Jesus speaks about heaven in 192 verses in the Bible, or almost ten percent of the Good book.
I had a dream once where my grandmother came to me and I had all kinds of questions for her about heaven, yet I don't remember her responses. With how awful this world is, I often wonder what heaven is like. From popular culture, we hear that entering heaven is like going into a white light and is "going to a better place." We hear that it's the place where you will see all your friends and relatives who passed. Yet, we don't know much more than this.
I thought about what heaven would look like while I tossed and turned in bed, trying to fall asleep last night. My mind wandered from thinking about the state of our country to what the afterlife looks like. Some questions I have about heaven are:
"Are there sports in heaven?" I'd like to think that I can go to a baseball game, or play baseball or basketball there.
"Do people work in heaven?" Some people may want to keep working. I know that I'd want to keep writing, especially after coming into the light. I'd have lots of knew material.
"Are we able to travel?" Can we go all over the world and see anything we want at any time, or is there a limit to what we can do?
"Does everyone's heaven look differently?" My heaven might look like one surrounded by my family and friends, a ton of Lego, books, nature, and sports. I'd also have a spot to write. But that's not everyone's heaven.
"Is it the same temperature all the time?" I like warm weather, but I know some prefer the seasons. How does the weather work up there?"
"What age are we when we enter?" If we pass at 80, do we enter heaven at 80, or can we decide to be 21 in heaven?
There are so many unanswered questions about heaven that I find so intriguing. For as messed up as this world is, there are some pretty great things about it. In a way, I hope some of those things - like sports, or writing, or reading - can be transferred over to the next life. As for now, I guess I will just have to make the most of the life that we have.