Jack Harris (18 May 2011)
"RE: Paul Wilson "Food, Waste, and the NJ"

Hello John and Doves,
I am a long-time reader, and now a first-time poster.
Hello, Paul,
Your question made me smile; this is the kind of thing that I think about occasionally.  As a matter of fact, my pastor and I have chosen to be least in Heaven by cleaning the toilets, not that we know about Heaven’s toilets, but that is like the least desirable job here on earth.  Later, I embellished the description of our Heavenly job by saying that the toilets are made of solid gold and are flushed with living water.  That would be some kind of joy, would it not?
Now seriously, I don’t know.  But there are hints in the scriptures.  We all know that Jesus rose up from the earth out of their sight after his resurrection.  Does that not sound like flying, like this verse in Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
I think this is a small but profound picture of our heavenly existence.  And, if I may be allowed to extrapolate from this: “we shall eat and not be full”.  Or to carry it even further, “flying is optional, running is optional, walking is optional, eating is optional”.  This is speculation, of course.  We are curious creatures, and I think that is okay.
-Jack Harris
Welcome to the Doves, Jack!