Some imagine that in Heaven we’ll be all dressed up with nowhere to go and nothing to do. (Except take an eternal afternoon nap, strum that harp, and polish that gold.) I’ve concluded there’s an unspoken assumption behind this pervasive notion that Heaven will be boring. That assumption is that life without sin would not be interesting. The idea is, “What will we do for entertainment if there’s no sin?”
The fact that such a notion would even occur to us demonstrates the extent to which we’re blinded by the evil one. His most basic strategy, exactly the one he employed with Adam and Eve, is to make us believe sin will bring us fulfillment.
But sin is not what brings us fulfillment—it’s what robs us of fulfillment! Sin isn’t what makes life interesting, it’s what makes life empty. This emptiness inevitably leads to boredom. When there’s fulfillment, when there’s beauty, when we see God as He truly is, boredom becomes an impossibility. In Heaven we will be filled, as Psalm 16:11 describes it, “with joy” and “with eternal pleasures.”
Heaven is God’s home, the dwelling place of the One who is infinite in creativity, goodness, beauty and power. How could the home of someone like that be anything less than thrilling?
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.