Bruce Baber (25 Aug 2011)
"The capacity to enjoy all of the experiences and joy of the New Jerusalem!"

 
I want to extend my thanks to those Doves who shared their thoughts about what their homes in the New Jerusalem might be like.  I know that when I am faced with troubles it is a comfort to think about our eternal home and I can see from the responses that I am not alone in this.  Jesus gets all the glory!  It is certainly a great comfort to spend some time thinking about what lies beyond the trouble we see in this present world.

 

I'd like to add a few additional thoughts.  Years ago I wrote a short speculative paper about the nature of our new bodies that would enhance our experience in our new homes.  In it I mentioned that in the animal kingdom here in the present world there are numerous animals with senses that are superior to our own.  Animals with greater hearing, sight, smell and so forth.  It is not too much of a stretch to imagine that our our new bodies will be superior in every way.

 

As humans we can only see a few bandwidths of light.  Our eyes can't see all of the spectrum of light and as a consequence there is a limited range of colors that are visible.  Just imagine being able to look at a flower garden that has a hundred shades of color that you could never see before!

 

Our hearing is also currently limited.  Imagine being able to listen to a symphony or hear the angels sing and enjoy notes, timbre, pitch that we've never heard before!  The music will be incredible!

 

Smell the perfumes of heaven (remember that with an improved sense of smell, we'd also have an improved sense of taste!).  Hear the music.  See the glories of God's perfect creation in ways we can't even begin to imagine.  And if that wasn't enough.... just try and imagine what seeing our Lord Jesus would be like with new eyes!  The book of Revelation is full of descriptions of colorful images, but John could only describe what his eyes were able to see.  Paul said...
"But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."  (1 Corinthians 2:9)

 

YBIC

Bruce Baber