Recently a lady in my church was talking to a little girl about heaven. She described how we would spend every day in worship. The little girl looked up in astonishment and asked, “You mean we don’t get no free time?”
That comment reminds me of Huck Finn’s view of heaven in Mark Twain’s classic novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” In the novel, a lady told Huck “about the good place. She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever. So I didn’t think much of it. But I never said so. I asked her if she reckoned Tom Sawyer would go there, and she said, not by a considerable sight. I was glad about that, because I wanted him and me to be together.”
Revelation 7:15 describes the great multitude in heaven by saying, “they serve Him day and night in Him day and night in His sanctuary.”
Before you think like the boys and girls I quoted that this is a boring harp sing with no free time, think again. The Bible implies that we will do much more in heaven.
Scripture indicates we will have an abundant feast of all the food we could want (Matthew 8:11; Revelation 7:16), and we will have a wonderful fellowship talking with friends and never being misunderstood, even talking to God face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; Revelation 22:4).
Apparently we will have a lot of fun on the broad streets and big river of the city (Revelation 22:1-2).
And since there will be no more pain or crying (Revelation 21:4), we might even read Huckleberry Finn — and laugh.
(Copyright 2013 by Bob Rogers. Email: email@example.com. Read this column each Friday in the Herald. Visit my blog at www.bobrogers.me.)