How do you talk about heaven with children? One of the best places to go is Sally Lloyd-Jones’ The Jesus Storybook Bible. This is her take on Revelation 21:1-6:
‘I see a sparkling city shimmering in the sky: glittering, glowing – coming down! From heaven. And from the sky. Heaven is coming down to eartth!
God’s city is beautiful. Walls of topaz, jasper, sapphire. Wide streets paved with gold. Gleaming pearl gates that are never locked shut.
Where is the sun? Where is the moon? They aren’t needed amymore. God is all the Light people need. No more darkness! No more night!
And the King says, “Lokk! God and his children are together again. No more running away. Or hiding. No more crying or being lonely or afraid. No more being sick or dying. Because all these things are gone. Yes, they’re gone forever. Everything sad has come untrue. And see – I have wiped away every tear from every eye!”
And then a deep, beautiful voice that sounded like thunder in the sky says, “Look, I am making everything new!”‘
Order this excellent children’s Bible here. And expect to learn a lot from it as an adult too – I had a happy month or so reading it every night before I went to bed.