Some people think of heaven and they see a caricature of fluffy white clouds and winged angels playing harps; where everyone has a halo, dresses in white and floats around singing God’s praises 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year, for all of eternity. Is that an accurate picture of heaven? No, thank goodness: that’s a caricatured and distorted worldview and one that sounds pretty boring, if we’re honest! So what is Heaven actually like? It’s not something we think a lot about because it’s intangible and we’re usually pre-occupied with the here and now! But as Christians we do yearn for it, sometimes, don’t we, especially during the hard times? Why do we yearn for something we know so little about? It’s because it’s a part of our being, our makeup; we were made for eternity. The book of Ecclesiastes (3:11 NIV) tells us, ‘God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.’ We were made for eternity, for paradise! That’s why we are never truly satisfied with this life; why we are always wanting more: more of everything, including more years to enjoy it. No matter how much we have we are never truly satisfied… and we never will be in this life because we weren’t originally created for this life – not in the beginning – that’s why we yearn for eternity, for Eden; our souls are homesick for paradise.