What is Heaven Like?

Helen Keller

Due to an illness, Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing when she was 19 months old. She had seen the colors of the world. Heard its sounds. Knew her parents’ voices and faces.

Then darkness and silence.

When Helen was six, Annie Sullivan began to teach her. Helen learned sign language and went on to be highly educated. She was an author and advocate for others with disabilities until she passed away at age 87.


Literature describes heaven in a multitude of ways. I tend to think that every person who says they believe in heaven has their own vision of what it will be.

Helen Keller’s quote clearly indicates she believed she would see and live in her dream place. I don’t think I can match her eloquence, or the beautiful way others have described it.

But I believe what the Bible says about heaven. I won’t know exactly what it will be like until I get there.

I’m satisfied with knowing there won’t be any sorrow, or pain, or loneliness.

Believing it is a place of beauty and safety. Of love and peace.

The place where God lives.

That’s the country of my heart.

I don’t know how long it will be before I arrive, but when I do, I’ll be happy.

I’ll be home.

What is the “country of your heart”?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.

May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “What is Heaven Like?

  1. Can’t wait to get to Heaven. Whatever it is like, I know we all will love it:)

  2. I saw another post that described heaven as the “land of no mores”, or something like that. No more tears, pain, or sorrow. Looking forward to being there with Jesus.

    • I’m looking forward to being there, too! And the “no mores”. Thanks for your comments.

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