“Another reason people assume Heaven is boring is that their Christian lives are boring. That’s not God’s fault; it’s their own. God calls us to follow him in an adventure that should put us on life’s edge. He’s infinite in creativity, goodness, beauty, and power.” from “Heaven and Hell: Are They Real?” by Christopher D. Hudson
Isn’t that the truth?
When I was younger, I was always afraid that God would want me to be like the Apostle Paul. I mean seriously – look at what he went through – and then I dare you to tell me his life was boring –
2 Co:11:24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.
For most people – that’s anything but boring.
Of course, without Satan, the danger part won’t be there – since there won’t be any war between good and evil going on. That will be over.
But given the excitement here on earth now – imagine the possibilities for adventure when everything is as it should be,
Isa 11:6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
Isa 11:7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
Isa 11:8 The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest.
Isa 11:9 They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.
With things like that, the possibilities are endless.
I, for one, can’t wait.