What's Heaven, Grandpa?

What's heaven, grandpa?
Well, my child, it's a wonderful place
  where the person who created everything
    lives with his son, and with angels
      too many to count.
They all live in a large house,
  in a big city, on top of a high mountain.
The walls surrounding the city
  are made of precious jewels
    like sapphire, emerald, and amethyst.
There are twelve gates in the walls,
  leading into the city made of only pearl,
    and they stay open all the time.
The streets in the city are made
  of nothing but the finest gold.
The grounds are filled with fountains
  forever flowing with crystal clear water.
The skies are always filled with light,
  as night there never dawns.
A great tree stands near the house,
  straddling both sides of a river that flows
    through the heart of the city.
And at the center of this great house
  is a throne where the creator of all sits,
    with his son always to his right,
      and angels filling the air around,
        singing without end, "Holy, holy, holy."
In this house, are also many rooms,
  empty, waiting to be filled with
    all the people like you and I who
      believe in and follow the son's steps,
Where we will
  worship without distraction,
    serve without exhaustion,
      fellowship without fear,
        learn without fatigue,
          rest without boredom,
            and love without end,
Where we will see Jesus face to face,
  with no more hunger, no more thirst,
    with no more tears, no more pain,
      serving him forever and ever,
        filled with neverending
          peace, joy and praise.

Revelation 7:9-10, 15-17 
Revelation 21:9-11, 19-21 
Revelation 22:2
John 14:1-3
Hebrews 12:22-23

by J Alan R
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