But as it is written,

“Things no eye has seen

    and no ear has heard,

    that have not entered the heart of mankind—

these things God has prepared

    for those who love Him

(1 Corinthians 2:9 TLV)

When we see of the Earth’s natural wonders, we are often stunned at the awesomeness of God’s creation. Amidst such natural beauty, we are often shocked when we remember we are looking at a creation cursed by sin. If Earth is so beautiful in a cursed state, how much more beautiful will it be when the whole creation has been redeemed? “For behold, I create new heavens

    and a new earth.

The former things will not be remembered

    or come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17 TLV)

It is important to remember that heaven is going to be on planet Earth – actually, there will be a new heaven and a new earth. Peter referred to this as the “restoration of all things”. “Restoration” refers to the perfect environment God created “in the beginning”, the creation was cursed by Adam’s sin. Since we never saw the garden, we don’t know what the restoration will be like. But if what we see now seems glorious at times, how much more glorious will the new heaven and earth be?