We talk a lot about asking specific questions of specific people in heaven.

  • David, what was it like to face  Goliath?
  • Eve, what was it like to live in the garden of Eden?
  • Noah, how bad did it smell on the ark?
  • Martha, what was it like to see Lazarus alive again?


It’s the perfect “spiritual” icebreaker question: What question would you most want to ask a specific person in heaven, and why?

Here’s what I wonder:

We all have these burning questions and backstories we would like to fill in. But I wonder if, one day in heaven, you might bump into David or Eve or Noah or Martha, and they will deeply want to ask you the questions:

  • What was it like to live faithfully for Jesus in the twenty-first century?
  • What was it like to live long after the Messiah’s death and resurrection?
  • What was it like to experience the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?
  • What was it like to have the entirety of God’s Word available to read any time you wanted to?
  • Parenting in your time sounds extra complicated. How did you stay faithful and Jesus-focused in the midst of it?

I’m hoping that I’m around if or when David or Martha ask you those questions, because I want to ask you the same ones! What is it like?


“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1–2)