The typical ride-to-school conversation started with, “Daddy, how come our body can’t enter heaven when we die?” I responded, “Well God said it is to return to dust, but we’ll have a new body when Jesus returns.”
“Oh Yeah?!”, he joyously responded.
“Yup! No more getting sick.”, and our dialogue was soon flooded with a lengthy list of no-more’s.
At the end, he said, “So everything will be just right!”
“Yes”, I quickly affirmed, “Everything will be just right. No more spanking.”
“No more spanking?”, he shouted from the back seat. “Yes, no more spanking”, I confirmed.
As Christ has revealed to John for us who are waiting on him,
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.” (Revelation 21:1-7)