For centuries, humanity has envisioned heaven in ways that reflect changing earthly views - from a refuge for the redeemed to a place of worship, unending feast, or even a luxury resort. And these trending views have also led to questions about trends in heaven itself.
Rebecca Ruter Springer’s My Dream of Heaven first published as Intra Muros in 1895, gives an astonishing account of art galleries, concert halls, universities, and even books in heaven.
According to Springer, our passions and interests move off the earth with us and are able to be fully explored in an environment where nothing is against us. Her vivid description of architectural detail and exquisite homes designed to suit each occupant point to an eternal recognition of our personalities and preferences
So will we perpetually change and grow in understanding? Will we design, renovate, and create heavenly trends?
Right now we can only dream of heaven. God’s Word provides us with direction so that we might trend our lives here toward heaven. Not just in passing, but in every moment of every single day. Springer's book, described by Billy Graham as "captured biblical truths with emotional impressions" is a priceless reminder as to how we should be spending these last days.
"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 Corinthians 2:9 KJV