I saw the movie, Heaven is for Real, tonight. I had read the book when it first came out. Some people say that it is a place invented to calm our fears that nothing comes next. Like the disciples, we find it hard to trust that there is so much more. We have no hands that are marked to touch, no side pierced to touch. We can only have faith that life beyond this earth is beautiful as Colton says in the movie: Heaven is beautiful.
However heaven is also a reflection of life here on earth. I am not sure that those without grateful hearts will appreciate heaven. They will stay stuck in a self-created hell perhaps. I found the innocence of the four-year old boy refreshing. He did not have to defend what he saw or knew. He simply knew it and did not care what anyone else thought.
Perhaps that is what we need to do…just know that a beautiful place awaits us when this journey is done and not care what anyone else believes.