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What Will You Do Your First Day in Heaven?

By Carey Kinsolving Modified: February 23, 2013 at 4:26 pm •  Published: February 23, 2013

"I'm going to jump in the snow, talk to God, swim in the pool and look for Mommy," says Ricky, 5.

I'm glad Mom made your list, Ricky, even if she's at the bottom.

"When I go to heaven, I'm going to ride the angels," says Tommy, 8. "I will praise God all the days with all my heart, and I won't do anything bad."

Maybe your guardian angel will give you a ride. Be sure and ask first.

"I will look around. I will hug Jesus. I will look in my room. And I would meet famous people like Elvis," says David, 7.

Just because you're famous on Earth doesn't mean you'll be famous in heaven. Jesus said the first will be last and the last will be first. Christians who live quiet, godly lives usually don't make the news. I wonder what kind of angels report in heaven?

Most Christians grossly underestimate God's promises of eternal rewards. Jesus said that he will reward even a cup of cold water given in his name. Heaven is a free gift received by faith alone in Christ alone, but rewards are earned for faithful service to God. God greatly desires to bless his children. All Christians possess eternal life, but not all experience the abundant life that the Lord Jesus promised to those who serve him as disciples (John 10:10).

"I will go and see the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and I would see all the famous people in the Bible," says Kyle, 9.

Yes, the famous people in the Bible are true heroes and heroines. Check out the exploits of people who are famous in heaven by reading Hebrews 11. Some were mocked, stoned and tortured. From God's perspective, the world was not worthy of them.

If fame in this world is so important, why is the news full of stories about the excesses and abuses of movie, music and sports stars?

Andy, 6, is already thinking about his heaven invitation list: "I will have a party and invite everyone, a praise party! I love you a lot, God."

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