Scripture presents us with these beautiful visions, giving us all something to long for.
As humans, we all desire Heaven, a place where our tears will be wiped away and our suffering will finally end. However, it is impossible to imagine it, since Heaven is completely beyond, as St. Paul tells us, our human experience.
Some may have been given glimpses of Heaven through near-death experiences, but many admit words can never accurately describe it.
The best place to find an authentic picture of Heaven that gives us a little taste of what God has in store for us is in Scripture. God chose at least seven different ways to present Heaven to our mortal imaginations, encouraging us as we daily strive to follow his will in order to spend eternity with him.