I've just finished a short Bible study on heaven and it has me thinking. One of the incredible things about heaven that isn't talked about much is the lack of baggage people will have.
One of the things I find most painful as a human is the inability to have true fellowship with some people I love. I hope you all have experienced that true fellowship. It is so joyful and full of love and has a fun aspect when all you're doing is talking and laughing. That's hard to come by if people are full of hurt from years of pain inside. We all at times in our lives have excess emotional baggage we are carrying around because of past hurts. Some of us just never let go of all of it. Sometimes people just can't for many reasons. Other times people hold onto it because it has become part of their identity and it's scary to lose part of ourselves we've come to identify as ourselves. We may ask, Who am I if I don't have _______ or who am I if I don't do ________?
Everyone in heaven will be free from hurt, free from past abuse scars. They will just be free to be the people God created them to be. We can have that on earth here, but not everyone, not every Believer, ever gets there so fellowship is often hindered by these scars. I'm there with some people and in some place, but not everywhere and not with everyone.
In heaven fellowship won't be hindered. We can just be us -- happy and loving each other and God without hindrance.
Glory to God in the highest!
"And He said to me, 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life with cost.'" Revelation 21:6