Is heaven basically just a peaceful slumber?

The Bible gives us a few pictures of heaven, mostly quite impressionist rather than detailed, I think so we don’t get too caught up focussing on details that aren’t that important. 

In Revelation 7:9 – 10 we’re given a picture, a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”That is, all of God’s people, in the presence of God. The idea of spending eternity in the presence of God might not sound very exciting! 

But think about it like this – this is the God who made you, who knows you better than anyone ever, who loves you so much he sent his Son to die for you, and who wants to spend eternity in relationship with you! I think I’d quite like spending time in the presence of someone like that!