What Heaven Lacks

We normally think of heaven as containing everything, even things that are not available or possible here on earth, and that is partially true.

I say ‘partially’ true, as there are some things that are missing from heaven.  Look as hard as you want, search, turn over every stone and there are some things you won’t find in heaven.

Here’s a short list of some of those things:

  • Pain and suffering – pain and suffering come in many forms here on earth, such as physical pain, mental or emotional pain, stress, anxiety, relationship pain, separations, loss of loved ones, etc…
  • Death – there will be no death in heaven.  No one knows how deeply death affects individuals than Jesus.  That is at least one reason why Jesus wept at Lazarus’ tomb.
  • Fear – fear from the future, fear of the unknown, fear of what lies in darkness, fear for our family, our nation, and future of the world.  Fear of failure.  Fear of death, itself.
  • The Curse – we live under a curse that was ushered into our earthly existence from the time of Adam and Eve.  It has never left us, but will not be part of our heavenly existence.  We have become accustomed to the curse, so it is hard to image it being lifted and done away with, but it will not follow us into heaven.
  • Sadness and grief – these are as much a part of life here on earth as joy and rejoicing, but they will not follow us into heaven.
  • Failure – sometimes we face failure in our own lives, and in the lives of those we love.  This will also not make it into heaven.
  • Rejection, Hatred, and Violence – while we will be part of God’s army, it will be a different situation than those armies and conflicts experienced in our heavenly existence.  War and violence here on earth bring sorrow and suffering, while any fights as part of God’s heavenly army will only bring victory and joy.

This list is not complete, as there are other things that won’t make it in.  Nothing unholy will enter in.  This normally would exclude us, too, but we will be washed and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, and we will enter wearing His righteousness, not our own.

Aren’t you glad there are some things that won’t make it into heaven?

2 Responses to “What Heaven Lacks”

  1. Carol Gilham Says:

    So ready for heaven! One glimpse of His dear face…

  2. Barbara L. McGuire Says:

    This is a great list and it’s wonderful to be reminded that these things will be missing in heaven! That is something wonderful to focus on! Great blog. Blessings….

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