Cooking???????????????I doubt seriously whether we will be cooking anything in heaven/New Earth.
What we 'cook' mainly is vegetables and we will not be eating vegetables after the Second Coming.The original diet was fruits,grains, nuts. Why would we have to cook anything that came from the Tree of Life?? 'nuff sed
I just want to see Jesus first of all and then ALL the Prophets and Kings in the Bible. Also, I want to meet the Waldenses and thank them for standing firm for the Lord. Also the reformers (Martin Luther, and everyone else). And also Ellen G. White. Also, I want to meet all my friends here on Adventist Online. Also, my family and friends who are dead. I am looking forward to seeing them all and living forever, walking in the streets of gold.
I was in a K-Mart this last week looking for shoes and walked past a small water fountain that had little streams of water with colored LED lights shining on each little spurt. (You know, the kind of fountain you put on a shelf and plug in?) It was amazing to me to see how the light played on the water's surface.
I have been trying to understand and imagine what the River of Life will look like with light from the throne of God following it. And I imagine that there will be waterfalls and rapids that will catch the light in different ways.
Do you suppose that the "earth/rocks", that the water falls over, will be transparent as well as the streets? Light could flow through the rock and into the water as it falls and sprays. (I have always enjoyed seeing the rainbows in the spray around waterfalls anyway I guess.)
You know, something else that crossed my mind is that we all will be working for God & for ourselves. Not for other people in the sense that we all work for some company or another. It won't be like that in heaven.
It's funny I guess, but years ago I heard someone on a Christian radio program talking about heaven. They said that there would be stores of all kinds and that when we needed something we would just go in and get it. Sounded kind of like what you just said, only just the opposite.
I agree, we will not have jobs as such where we work for someone else. There will not be carpenters and plumbers. There won't be cooks and dish-washers, just people helping each other and doing whatever their hearts desire, which I see as learning more about the One who made all of heaven and life possible. I also see their (our) hearts as wanting to make others happy as well. (What that means I don't know.)
I use to think that after I have discovered something new I would love to go to another planet and tell people there what I had just learned. I suppose that while I am there I would learn something else new and be off to tell someone else what I had just learned.