Psalms 73:25–26 (ESV) Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
There are certainly people in heaven that I will want to see. I want to see Moses, Elijah, and the Apostle Paul. I look forward to speaking with John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Owens, and Spurgeon. I desire to see my Grandma, my wife’s Grandpa, and my babies that have arrived there before me. But mostly, I desire to see Jesus. I am confident like the Psalmist, that in comparison to seeing Jesus, there is essentially none besides him. I remember my wife Karie reading the book by John Piper called God Is The Gospel. It shook her to the core because he made a point of saying that if God was not the reason you wanted heaven, you surely weren’t going there. He said, “if God were not there, would you still want to go?” My beloved had never thought about this question before and had to wrestle through desires and motives in her own heart. Have you wrestled with this question before? Is God the main reason you want heaven? Chances are if he is not the main person you want here on earth, he is not the person you want in heaven either. I mean, if you don’t want him now, why would you want him for eternity?
When my children sit down at the dinner table, they are given a portion of food. God is the strength of our hearts. He will be the Christian’s portion forever. There will never be a heavenly meal where he will be absent, for he is our portion forever.