Why You Won’t Find Heaven Boring

Will heaven be boring? Will we tire of praising God throughout eternity?

That’s a bit like asking if we will tire of —

  • beholding beautiful sunsets,
  • tasting delicious food,
  • discovering a great author,
  • learning a new hobby,
  • honing a new skill,
  • hearing children laugh,
  • watching puppies play,
  • the miracle of a baby’s birth,
  • hanging out with your best friend,
  • listening to beautiful music,
  • the scent of fir trees and spice in winter or the fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle in the spring,
  • a cool breeze on a hot day,
  • your loved one’s embrace…

You get the idea. If we can thrill at the beauty of turning leaves, be memorized by coastline views, and delight in the beauty of an earth under the curse (Rom. 8:19-25), how much more will we stand in awe of God and what He has prepared for us in heaven?

Not only this, but for the first time in our lives, we will be truly whole.

Imagine

A friend shared a vision of her handicapped child one day being able to stand strong and unaided. The wheelchair that has played a constant role in their lives would be discarded, never needed again. Her vision illustrates what we will experience in heaven.

When we see Jesus, we will be like Him—pure and whole (1 John 3:2). If we never tire of the beauty of this earth, we can be sure we will never tire of discovering and admiring the infinite facets of our Creator and Savior.

Don’t let images of individuals in white robes floating on clouds, playing harps, taint your view of heaven. 2000 years ago, Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for us. If God created the beauty of the heavens and the earth in only six days, I can only imagine what Hes created for each of us.

‘What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived’—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—” (1 Cor. 2:9 NIV).

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Blessings,

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32 Comments

32 Comments

  1. Lisa Brittain

    Such a great question. Have you ever been afraid of being bored in heaven? If I think God is boring, I don’t know my God intimately. Thank you!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Lisa, I don’t think many people have a biblical understanding of heaven. If we did, I think we’d live with a better world view.

  2. Michele Morin

    I’m looking forward to being free from the presence of sin, a freedom I can hardly imagine now…

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Me too, Michele. Something more wonderful than we can ever imagine!

  3. Barb Fox

    Brilliant! Yes, many years ago I wondered if heaven might get boring with no conflict…but then, like you, I saw that it would be infinitely exciting, wonderful, and beautiful. I loved the list of things we never tire of here and gave me a fresh sense that incredible wonders await us!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Barb, I enjoyed thinking of the things I will never tire of and how much greater being with my Creator will be!

  4. Lon Miller

    If Heaven is boring, I want to be bored out of my mind! In Heaven, I won’t hurt and have difficulty with each step….but rather walk tall on streets of gold, talking to Jesus, flourishing in His light and not being able to even conjure up a sinful thought or deed. I’ve heard it speculated that the gifts and talents we had on earth will be made phenomenally stronger by our Lord when we get to and go to work in Heaven. Just think: a job we love, the best boss possible, we dearly love our coworkers, no goals and objectives because we all realize and delight the work we are assigned and no HR necessary. Bring it on, bore me to tears…..tears of joy, praise and adoration.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Love that, Lon! Thanks for expanding my thoughts.

      • Lon Miller

        Oh yeah, and don’t forget Bart Milner’s “I Can Only Imagine.” The Creator who cast the farthest star in the farthest universe and knows it by name……is making a mansion for me in Heaven. Boring my eye…..we will have access to knowledge beyond anything we can imagine. I figure the Good Lord will probably have me on the 500-year plan to master all that was given in His Word. Thinking that Heaven will be boring is nuts.

        • Debbie W. Wilson

          Maybe that is one reason we there won’t be any night. We’ll be too excited to sleep!

  5. susan

    This is a lovely and inspiring piece! Thank you Debbie for shining your light for us!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Susan, it’s really fun to think about what God has for us, isn’t it?

  6. Nancy E. Head

    I hope more people will think through these ideas. Eternity is forever. The idea that hell might be “more fun” than heaven shows a lack of that thinking process.

    Heaven is so good we can’t even imagine.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Nancy, it certainly does. There will be no pleasures in hell and no pain in heaven.

  7. Ann Musico

    I love how you set this out! There’s no way we could ever be bored in heaven!!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      I agree, Ann. No way at all. It’s a shame too many people see heaven as restrictive and sterile.

  8. Joanne Viola

    We will never be bored in heaven for it it there we will truly see everything as it was meant to be – glorious in splendor.

  9. Barbara Harper

    I read somewhere in Elisabeth Elliot’s writings that maybe one reason God didn’t tell us much about heaven is that we’d be so enthralled, we wouldn’t get anything done on earth. That may be true! There are so many things to look forward to—seeing Him, being without the constant pull of sin and selfishness, the absence of pain and sorrow, and so much more.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Barbara, the apostle Paul certainly wanted to go there after his vision. That makes good sense.

  10. Sylvia Schroeder

    I think once we see Jesus, we will find everything else boring! Looking forward to the day.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Sylvia, I love that thought! And I’m sure you’re right!!

  11. Barbara Latta

    What a beautiful description of our home that waits for us. I love to read the end of the book of Revelation which portrays this image of eternity. What a day that will be!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Barbara, I love how that too and how Revelation ends, “Come Lord Jesus!”

  12. J.D. Wininger

    Bored in heaven? I don’t reckon Ms. Debbie. Besides being able to visit with God and worship Him whenever, I remind myself that He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. That’s a whole bunch of hills, and that means he’ll need some caretakers up there to take care of ’em. I’m prayin’ that’s where I come in. While I’d be happy being the street cleaner (remember the little DSC fella in Peabody and Sherman cartoons?), and I could see Him needing scribes too, I’m sure hoping to be able to ride his range and ride for His brand for eternity.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      J.D., taking care of the Lord’s cattle with some scribing on the side sounds like the perfect roles for you! And I’ll be able to ride and jump horses. 🙂

  13. Katherine Pasour

    Heaven’s beauty and blessings are far beyond my ability to imagine, but I don’t think we’ll be bored. Loved your list of actions to make us think about our blessings. Enjoyed this message. Thank you, Debbie.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Thank you, Katherine. It is fun to think about.

  14. Jeanne Takenaka

    I love this, Debbie. Being whole in every way is more than I can conceive right now. But that thought brings such comfort. When a loved one passed away a few years ago, a loved one who I had a strained relationship, God comforted me with the thought that when I see that person again, our relationship will be healed. That thought was amazing to me.

    Heaven will be so much more than we can conceive right now.

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      Jeanne, that hope is truly amazing! No more prickly relationships. Thanks for adding your thoughts.

  15. Tracie Wallace

    WOW!! Amazingly inspiring!!

    • Debbie W. Wilson

      We can only imagine! Thanks, Tracie.

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