John wrote the book of Revelation to share some important things with Christians. These are things that God revealed to him. John warned seven churches about avoiding sin and staying faithful to God. And John also shared a small glimpse of what heaven will be like.

John wrote about the beauty of heaven in Revelation 4:3. “The one sitting there was as beautiful as precious stones, like jasper and carnelian. All around the throne was a rainbow with clear colors like an emerald.” Wow! Heaven will be much more beautiful than anything we can imagine.

Nothing is more important than obeying and serving God. But if we obey and serve God, we may also suffer times of persecution and hate. Later
in the book of Revelation, John talks about people who are praising God in heaven. These people had faced persecution and suffered terrible things because they served God.

In heaven we will receive our reward for staying faithful to Jesus. We will be with other Christians who have served God. And we will have eternity to praise and thank God for what He has done for us. Are you excited to think about living forever with God?