I’m interested in just about everything.
There are several languages I want to learn really well—Modern Greek, Koine, Hebrew, Afrikaans, German, Swedish, and Spanish for starters.
There are many instruments I’d love to learn to play well—the marimba, piano, ukulele, trumpet, and the Hammond B3 organ.
I want to become a better painter and illustrator. I would like to master Michelangelo’s muscular Renaissance sketches, as well as Grant Wood’s bulbous regionalism.
I’d like to understand Austrian economics better.
I would love to learn how to design a building from the ground-up, including every single part of that process, from the carpentry to the plumbing. All of it.
There is so much about how the universe works that interests me, too. What is a black hole? What’s on the other side? How does the mind interact with the brain? How does what the eyeball “see” translate into what the mind “perceives”? How can the bumblebee fly?
One life is not enough to learn it all!
What are we going to do in the next life? What will we do in the kingdom and for all eternity?
We know we will be alive. We know we will have bodies. We know we will be on the new earth (Rev 21:1). But what will we be doing?
The Bible is silent. Mostly. It gives us hints, but not clear answers.
For example, from Genesis 1-2, we know that man was originally created to work:
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it (Gen 2:15).
Man was meant to work. If Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned, would their work have ever ended?
Could that be what we’ll be doing for eternity, too? Working? Tending and keeping the new earth? Picking up where Adam left?
Revelation tells us that we’ll be serving the Lord forever:
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him (Rev 22:3).
What kind of service will that be? It will include ruling (2 Tim 2:12; Rev 20:6). Will there be language, culture, science, and art in eternity? I’m interested in knowing that, too.