The Bible uses some wonderful pictures to tell us what heaven is like. In our world, we think that gold is important because it's so valuable. But in heaven, the streets will be gold—we'll walk on it. The best way to picture heaven is to imagine the most exciting and fun place that you've ever been to. Heaven will be like that, only much, much better. Jesus told his followers that he was leaving earth to go to heaven to prepare a place for them. He has a special place for us, where there is no crying or sadness and we will be filled with joy.
[Jesus is speaking] "There are many homes in my Father's house. I am going to prepare a place for you. I will come again and take you to me. Then you will be with me where I am about to go. If this weren't so, I would tell you plainly." (John 14:2-3)
Isaiah 60:17; Revelation 21:21
What will we do in heaven? Are the streets in heaven real gold or just painted gold?