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I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp—
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber — give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'
This vision of heaven is both true and not. It's true, because we have all sinned, and we are only justified by Jesus and His grace, so heaven is bound to be full of "sinners" and we will see people we might not expect. It's not true however in that there is no more judging in heaven: if you see a sinner in heaven, you will rejoice in knowing that the sinner was saved and is there; not be amazed that he made it and wondering how he came to be there. Such thoughts just won't come into your head: you'll be just happy to be in the presence of God and happy for all who were saved.