Heaven is Never Full
There is a fascinating concept at the close of Hebrews 1. Angels are described as ministering spirits to care for the heirs of salvation. That’s us. According to Romans 8 and Galatians 4 we are adopted into God’s family and are heirs of salvation.
Several years ago I was in Tokyo and needed to get on a subway during rush hour. The train stopped at our platform and when the doors opened it was full. I assumed I would have to wait for the next one. I could not have been more wrong. There were attendants on the platform that started pushing us onto the train. I think the assumption was, it is never full. Forget the idea of personal space. I have never been so close to so many people at one time. Sardines in a can have more space. In an attempt to breathe I had a mouthful of long black hair from some unnamed lady.
Thinking back on it I think angels are like those attendants. Heaven will never be full. There will always be room for one more. Angels dog our paths each day waiting to give us a shove into the Kingdom. They are ministering spirits who are so very happy and so very unselfish they, like Jesus, long for everyone to be saved. There assignment is simple and straightforward; save people. I think they are pretty good at what they do because there is a wonderful verse in Revelation describing the redeemed assembled around God’s throne. It reads, “I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.” That’s us. How grand!