So what will the new creation, the new heaven and new earth look like? Again we don’t really know because we are not given detailed information. Instead, we are given picture language, poetry and symbols, to try and describe the indescribable. If fact the Bible tells us, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). That’s how wonderful it’s going to be; so wonderful it’s indescribable in earthly terms!

In Heaven there’ll be no more hearses… no more hankies… no more hospitals – there’s no need for them. We are told in Revelation 21v4: ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.’ What a wonderful hope; a wonderful promise! Whatever happens in this life, it’s not the last word. God has already written the last word – the final chapter – and, although we don’t know as much as we would like to, we do know how the story ends, and it’s a glorious, happy ending for those who are in Christ. In fact, it is not an ending at all, but just the beginning of eternal joy. Christians really do get to live happily ever after!