Far too many people love the world more than they do heaven because heaven does not seem real to them. However, it does exist, and is actually mentioned 500 times in the Scriptures. Heaven is similar to earth, only infinitely superior because it is God’s dwelling place. It is not some imaginary, spiritual place, but is described as an actual city and country where God and His people live. It is too beautiful for us to be able to imagine what it is like and too distant to reach without God changing our mortal bodies into immortal bodies. For the born-again believer, heaven is our permanent home where we will spend eternity living with Jesus after we leave the earth. God is waiting for His beloved children to arrive home; as believers, this is cause for great rejoicing.