By   •   September 9, 2005   •   Topics:


Are the streets in heaven really paved with gold? I've heard that all my life but I'm not sure if it's found in the Bible.


Almost the last chapter in the Bible describes what heaven will be like, and one of the things it tells us is that “the great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass” (Revelation 21:21).

Although this is hard for us to imagine, it reminds us that heaven is far more glorious than anything we will ever know in this life. Every picture of heaven the Bible paints for us is beyond our understanding but assures us of heaven’s beauty and splendor. This world is imperfect and subject to decay, but heaven’s perfect beauty will never fade. When God gave the apostle John a glimpse of heaven’s glory, his immediate response was to worship (see Revelation 22:8).

The most important truth about heaven, however, is that God will be there. No evil will ever touch us, but we will be safely in God’s presence forever. The Bible says, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb (Christ) is its lamp” (Revelation 21:23). Think of it: In Heaven “we will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)!

Is heaven your destination? Do you know beyond doubt that someday you will go to be with Christ forever? You can, by turning to Him in faith and trusting Him alone for your salvation. God’s promise is for you: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life” (John 3:36).