The Business of Heaven
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. —Revelation 22:3
What are we going to be doing in heaven?
For starters, we will be worshipping. In Revelation 5, we are given a glimpse of heaven and we see that it’s a place of worship. Our pain will be gone, our tears will be dried, our questions will be answered, and as a result, we will offer unbridled worship to the Lord.
Some might say, “I don’t know. It sounds like heaven is going to be a really long church service. I like church services, but is that all we are going to do?” Believe me, this worship is going to be different than any you have ever experienced on earth—but no, worship is not the only business of heaven. We also are going to be serving the Lord. Revelation 22:3 says, “His servants shall serve Him.”
I am glad of that because I can only rest for so long. Some people’s dream is just to retire and disconnect and play golf for the rest of their life. Or eat and sleep. Or fish, or surf, or whatever it is they like to do. That is all fine for a while. I don’t play golf, I surf just a little bit, and I eat a lot. (By the way, we eat in heaven, and that is good news.) Rest and recreation are great things. But it’s good to know that we will be able to serve the Lord as well.
Think about what the word recreation means. Recreation is to re-create. When I take a little time off, I get recharged. Then I want to get back to what I am passionate about: getting closer to God and bringing other people to Him.
I think the rest and recreation we experience in heaven will motivate us to worship and serve the Lord all the more.
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