What’s in heaven? What will it be like? We are often so pre-occupied with what’s in it for us that we don’t appreciate what’s in it for all. Let me convey what heaven is from the words of Jonathan Edwards, one of America’s greatest preachers.
“Heaven is the place alone where our highest end, and highest good is to be obtained. God has made us for Himself. “Of Him and through Him, and to Him are all things.” Therefore, we shall obtain our highest goal when we are brought to God; but that is by being brought to heaven; for that is God’s throne, the place of His special presence. There is but a very imperfect union with God to be had in this world, a very imperfect knowledge of Him in the midst of much darkness, a very imperfect conformity to God, mingled with abundance of estrangement …but when we get to heaven, (if ever that be) we shall be brought to a perfect union with God, and have more clear views of Him.
“God is the highest good of the reasonable creature; and the enjoyment of Him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; the enjoyment of God is the substance. There are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. There are but streams, but God is the fountain. There are but drops, but God is the ocean.”
I can only imagine.