It’s a question many followers of Jesus have pondered. But the Bible doesn’t give us a very detailed account of what we can expect. For most of us, our perception of Heaven is wrapped up in a popular idea of fluffy clouds, pearly gates, and winged angels. But this misses a key idea of the biblical idea of Heaven.
In Genesis 1-3, we see the ideal state of creation, the garden of Eden, as a place where God’s space and human’s space overlap. Humans lived with God in the garden, but when humans rebelled, they were exiled from this sacred space. The rest of the biblical story is all about how God is restoring humans back to the Eden ideal—a place where Heaven and Earth are one.