God gives us sneak peeks into heaven throughout Scripture. One of those can be found in Isaiah 55:12. “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (NIV).
I have experienced God’s joy and peace in this life for which I am truly grateful. And yet I sense that even His joy and peace given to His children in this lifetime pale in comparison to the joy and peace we will have in heaven. I have seen pieces of God’s breathtakingly beautiful creation He has given us on planet earth. Again, I can’t help but get excited at the splendor of heaven that awaits me.
One morning in the not-too-distant future, I will step outside the door of my heavenly mansion “in joy and be led forth in peace.” It will be that abundant, indescribable, incomprehensible joy and peace only found in the presence and glory of my Heavenly Father and of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord. I will take a deep breath of this pure and holy atmosphere.
My eyes will behold my surroundings. Nature cannot contain itself in the company of the Creator! I hear “the mountains and hills burst into song!” Oh, that beautiful and glorious heavenly orchestra accompanied by the trees of the field keeping beat as they “clap their hands!” I can scarcely take it in! How thankful I am to have heaven as my home for all eternity!
“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 Cor. 2:9 KJV).
As I walk along Praise Path in front of my mansion, I join others from around the world who now live in heaven too. We begin to sing the song of the redeemed as others join the chorus. Now that’s gorgeous perfection! The mountains and hills don’t know the words! The angels can’t sing it!
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” (Rev. 5:9 KJV).