I used to think that the Christian’s destiny was to spend eternity in a never-ending disembodied church service. That was a scary thought! But it was entirely wrong. God intends to create for His people a new world, free of sin and death and sickness. War will end, oppression will cease, and God will dwell with His people forever. Never again will any of God’s people suffer death, and never again will tears burn our eyes at a graveside. never again will an infant live but a few days and then die. Never again will we mourn, or hurt, or weep. Never again will we long or home. For as Revelation tells us, God himself will wipe every tear from our eyes, and we will, finally, see His face! Really, what do you say in response to all that? One thing, I think: “Oh, Lord Jesus, come quickly!
Greg Gilbert, What is the Gospel? 2010, Crossway