Essay by versha_jJunior High, 9th grade November 2014

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Heaven is a beautiful place where "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:4). Heaven is like a new earth filled with eternal happiness and peace. Heaven is the reward of victory in the warfare of life; heaven is the crown of victory. Heaven is a place to love delightfully, and to be loved in return by the creator.

The pathway to heaven awaits those who do the will of our Father. "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is heaven." (Matthew 7:21). God welcomes those who confess their sins to the gateway of heaven. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

(1 John 1:9). As you enter heaven, an exquisite white light hits you; the feeling of peace and happiness is so profound that it does not compare to what we use to judge peace and happiness to be like. There is no need for a sun or moon as the glory of God has lightened it.

The sky glows in warm tones of gold and copper, and mirrors and absolutely stunning reflection. A brilliantly colored rainbow of the brightest blues, reds, and yellows form an arch across the sky.

The walls which surround heaven are high and made of gold as pure as glass. It is not only great and high, but also shining with the glory of God, brilliant like a precious diamond. There are twelve gates along with twelve holy...