“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9
I know we mostly misunderstand what heaven will be like. Most of us think we will be at the center of heaven with all our hopes and dreams and wishes. I know I often find myself dreaming about what I will have in heaven that I don’t have now. But the truth of scripture is that Jesus is at the center of heaven with his hopes and dreams and wishes. I love this line from Revelation 7. Heaven is diverse. Every nation, tribe and language are represented. There’s a great multitude that no one can count, how’s that for good news! So many people and from everywhere. That’s what God wants in his heaven. The project of earth is to conform ourselves to God’s hopes and dreams. Are we the kind of people who want heaven to be full of all kinds of people from all kinds of places? I hope I am. I hope we are.