One of the most amazing things about Heaven is the all-pervading sense of the Presence of God.
It is a place where there is no evil, no sin, no temptation and no enemy. That fact alone sets us free from more than we realize. We are so constantly bombarded with these things in this realm that stepping on shore there is something similar to the opposite of trauma. There is such a relief of the pain and pressure we didn’t realize we were in here. Our spirit is released from bondage. Gravity has lost its hold and we can fly. There is no danger. None. There is no more temptation bombarding us with evil. It is gone. The restless thoughts and even tormented minds are now quiet and at peace … God’s peace, not as the world could ever give. (John 14:27)
The presence of God is tangibly felt and visibly seen everywhere. It is so obviously God who holds everything together. The glory of His presence can be felt all the way to the farthest corner of His realm (so to speak) but it increases in intensity the closer one gets to the throne. There it moves out in periodic waves like a tsunami and everyone within range falls on their faces. It is no wonder that they cast their crowns before His feet (Rev.4:10) and the Seraphim cry “Holy, Holy, Holy”. (Isa.6:1-4) They have been doing this since they were created, before the foundation of the world. Someone has said that every time they make another flight around the throne, they see another aspect of the character of God they’ve never seen before and it causes them to shout out “Holy” once again.
He is limitless. All those things you have read about Him in the Bible are true. All those songs you have sung about Him – Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent … We will have forever to learn more about Him and still be forever learning, seeing new things we never saw before.
And within this all-encompassing presence of the Lord is the deep settled knowledge that you are finally “Home”. Whether you’ve ever really known a true home on earth or not, the sense of home and family there are overwhelming. You are loved. You are wanted. You are welcome as a child in your Father’s family. This is home. Forever.
The following is a short video called “Father’s House” by Laura Rhinehart.