Randy Alcorn's Blog: heaven

What Will My Happiness Look Like in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | January 4, 2016
I think joy in eternity will be the same sort of thing we know as joy and happiness and delight right now. But it will be purified and absolute in the sense that, as Paul says, right now we are “sorrowful yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10).

As a Single Person, Will I Be Second Class in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | October 5, 2015
This question came from a reader: "As a middle aged, never-married, Christian single with no kids, life is lonely. ...How will I fare in Heaven when surrounded by mostly large families where people have their kids, grandkids, many friends, a spouse, etc., and I'm alone?"

Heaven’s Thrilling, All-Encompassing Worship

By Randy Alcorn | August 24, 2015
I find it ironic that many people stereotype life in Heaven as an interminable church service. Apparently, church attendance has become synonymous with boredom. Yet meeting God—when it truly happens—will be far more exhilarating than a great meal, a poker game, hunting, gardening, mountain climbing, or watching the Super Bowl. 

Why an Eternal Perspective Changes Everything

By Randy Alcorn | July 10, 2015
Most of us see no further than the horizons of this world. To correct our shortsightedness, God prescribes a vision correction that allows us to look through the lens of eternity. 

Miscarriage: Finding Hope, Longing for Reunion

By Randy Alcorn | June 26, 2015
For most of us, the list of people we’re longing for reunion with is lengthy. But those who have lost a child, either before or after birth, have one more compelling reason to long for Heaven. 

Eternity Set in Our Hearts

By Randy Alcorn | June 8, 2015
Look around you at all those people walking the streets, working in offices, standing in lines, sitting in restaurants. They search for something, anything, to fill the raging emptiness within. Their instincts tell them “something’s missing, there has to be more.” And they’re absolutely right. Something is missing.