Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow your flow, John. Pump the brakes on the Revelations. What was that last one? Back that up, por favor. Is this really what Revelation 21:1 says?
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.”
Did you catch that last part?
“No longer any sea.”
Let me go ahead and explain that for you, in a hermeneutical kind of way.
That means no dolphins.
You know all that dolphin art you collect, where they’re jumping in the air forming the shape of a heart against a sunset and a sailboat with an air brushed “4-eva” painted on it?
That’s not happening in heaven.
Jetski jumps off waves? Nope.
Beachfront property that you can finally own cause you’re a “heaveniarre?” Nope.
No sea, which is a bummer. Especially if you grew up in Missouri and thought, “I’ll see the ocean when I’m dead.” You won’t. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you won’t.
More people should be talking about this. This fact should be in the marketing campaigns for every beach town tourist board.
“Come to Panama City Beach and enjoy the ocean, ’cause you won’t get to in heaven.”
“Vacation in Florida! We’ve got more beaches than heaven!”
Will it still be awesome? Of course. We’ll be with Jesus, are you kidding me? It will be amazing.
We just won’t get to see him walk on water. Something to think about. Something to really think about.
Be honest: Did you know there wouldn’t be an ocean in heaven?