by Rick Warren — April 15, 2017
My family lived in Northern California when I was a little boy. One time we took a family vacation to Disneyland in Southern California. As we were driving, my dad tried to explain to me what Disneyland would be like. It was a waste of time. You can’t understand Disneyland unless you experience it.
Some experiences are simply unexplainable.
The same is true about Heaven. We can’t compare Heaven to anything we’ve experienced on earth. The planet where we now reside is just a poor — very poor — carbon copy of the place God has prepared for us in eternity.
The Bible hints at this mystery in 1 Corinthians 2:9b: “No eye has ever seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (NLT, second edition).
Although human words can’t properly explain the divine mysteries of Heaven, we do know a little about what Heaven will be like.