Many years ago I saw an exchange on the Late Show with David Letterman that went something like this.
Guest: “Do you ever think about Heaven?
Letterman: “Yeah, sometimes.”
Guest: “What do you imagine it’s like?”
Letterman: “Like a giant sports arena.”
Guest: “And how do you see yourself there?”
Letterman: “With really bad seats.”
In all honesty, I can’t be 100 percent sure this exchange ever happened, I looked around online and couldn’t find reference to it anywhere.
Be that as it may, I like it, I think it’s funny, and it is a good example of the kind of thoughts of Heaven almost all of us have.
I think about Heaven all the time, what it will be like, and what wonders it will hold.
Will there be coffe there?
Will I be able to go fishing there?
Will I do better fishing there than I do here?
Will there be golf?
As the song goes, I can only imagine…
Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
And imagine I do…
But what about that other place?
Even though Hell is a biblical truth that has been revealed to us in God’s word, a place that must be accepted for what it is, and a place that must be taken seriously, I hardly think about it at all.
In fact, all my interactions with the non-religious over the years has led me to conclude that I think about, wonder about, and worry about Hell far less than people who claim it doesn’t even exist.
I find this curious.