I love The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The last book in the series is called The Last Battle, and in it, Lewis describes his interpretation of heaven. It is basically a better version of our own world. No pain, no suffering, everyone is a perfect age. You remember your friends and loved ones. It is described as being the original, and the earth and other worlds have all been merely poor copies – hazy reflections of heaven. Once you are in the real thing- it is, and all the worlds are connected.
It’s my favorite imagining of what heaven will be like. I like the idea of seeing my mother, tanned arms, smiling face, dark curls, no painful red marks on her hands. I like the idea of seeing the people I love and being able to enjoy them for eternity. I don’t know what heaven will be like but, if it’s better than the reflection, I’m all in.
1 Corinthians 13:11-13 “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.…”