Where is Heaven?

February 21, 2022

Today marks four years since Billy Graham passed from this earth into eternity at the age of 99. His legacy, however, lives on through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. This week, as we remember the passing of Billy Graham on February 21, 2018, we’ll take a daily look at questions he was asked about Heaven:

Where is Heaven? Is it off in space somewhere?

“The Bible tells us that God set a firmament in the midst of the waters, divided the waters from the waters, and called the firmament “Heaven” (Genesis 1:6-8 NKJV). The word 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 is one we aren’t accustomed to hearing anymore; it comes from a Hebrew word meaning “firm” or “fixed.” The Bible clearly defines Heaven as a created place. God said, “My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens” (Isaiah 48:13; 1 Corinthians 2:9).

While Heaven captures our imagination, it’s more important that the God of Heaven captures our souls; for God is greater than Heaven. The Bible says, “The Heavens… cannot contain [Him]” (1 Kings 8:27) – but He can contain His whole creation in His hands. He measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, marked off the Heavens, held the dust of the earth in a basket and weighed the mountains on scales (Isaiah 40:12).

The Bible says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

Just because Heaven is beyond the reach of man’s satellites and telescopes, however, does not mean that Heaven is beyond the reach of our hearts. The Bible says, “[Christ] is the image of the invisible God… by Him all things were created: things in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible… all things were created by Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:15-16). Heaven is where the Lord is, and Christ is Lord of Heaven and earth. He is able to rule from Heaven and also live within our hearts.”

From 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 by Billy Graham

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