Bruce Baber (23
"To Amy V and Paul
Wilson re mansions or apartments in "Living in the New
Thinking about what living in the New Jerusalem will be
like is fascinating and I spend some time nearly everyday
letting my thoughts drift there.
Randy Alcorn wrote a wonderful book titled "Heaven" and it
explains a great deal purely from a biblical perspective.
That being said, I want to offer my own personal speculation
on the subject. Granted, it is purely speculation.
The way I've imagined that it might be is that the New
Jerusalem will contain many doors with each opening to a
different place designed specifically for each of us.
For example my personal address in the New Jerusalem would be
a door that when I would have passed through it, I would find
myself in a great mountain forest with enormous trees.
There would be a stream that is crossed by a stone bridge and
a pathway leading to a stone cottage. In that cottage
would be everything that is pleasing to me. Books, art,
music, a cheery fire in a fireplace, fresh bread baking in the
kitchen, a little workshop with a magnificent view. And
of course my dogs too.
But other doors in the New Jerusalem would bring people to
places that are more ideally suited for them that would be far
different. Perhaps someone else would be happiest living
on a street with more hustle and bustle. Then again
maybe someone else would want a white picket fence around a
little white house and a garden. Each setting would be
different in a multidimensional universe where each one is
accessed by a different door in the New Jerusalem. Since
our individual tastes are different, why wouldn't our eternal
homes be just as different?
Well perhaps this is all just a daydream and no doubt someone
will write to me with something quite different to say about
the subject. I just wanted to share my thoughts and if
you have the time, or the inclination, you could share yours