1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
We hear talk about heaven, how wonderful it is going to be. From this verse I get the idea that when we get there, we are going to be really surprised. I'm not talking playing harps, or floating on clouds. All I know is that anything we could imagine could not possibly come close to what it will really be like. Think of the most beautiful place you have ever seen. Think of the most wonderful music you have ever heard. Try to think way beyond that. Your not even close.
God shows us the box, with the wrapping paper, in the final chapter of book of Revelation. We have to wait to see inside. Good thing, if we could see inside, we'd probably be pretty inattentive to anything else God might want us to do in the meantime.
Revelation 21:10,21 (NKJV)
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. ...
The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.