Alaska and Heaven

Have you ever been to Alaska? One of these days I would love to take a cruise that leaves Oregon, goes up the coast of Canada, and docks in Alaska.

The whole sky is frequently lit up with the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, so that if you are outside, you cannot miss it. They say that the lights are brilliant, with every color of the rainbow.

They say that Alaska has seasons just like Oklahoma, with spring and summer, fall and winter, just like we do. I hear that there are days in Alaska when the sun doesn’t shine. Darkness covers the land for weeks on end, but when the sun returns it is glorious, and people appreciate the sunshine more because of the darkness.

Yes I have heard stories, seen pictures, known people who lived there or visited there and I do believe there is a place known as Alaska.

I know Heaven exists, just as surely as I know Alaska exists. I’ve heard stories of people who died and went to heaven, but were resurrected from the dead and returned to live out their lives on earth. I’ve read in the Bible the story of John who saw heaven.

In Revelation chapters 21 and 22, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,. . . and I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. . .having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone. . .And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. . .
the City had no need of the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb was its light.”

Paul also saw heaven and he told the Corinthians, “to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” II Corinthians 5:6. Paul knew that his time here on earth was drawing to an end so he was anticipating his travel to heaven.

When Paul closed his eyes one day in Rome, he opened them in Heaven.