In heaven, there is no darkness. The world is filled only with light. The long night has ended, and the sun has risen at last. There is no longer any need to be frightened of what lurks in the shadows. The shadows themselves are gone. Only light and joy remain.
The lack of darkness in heaven does not refer only to physical darkness. It also encapsulates more metaphorical shadows as well. The human heart, after all, is filled with the darkness of sin, greed, hatred and violence. Those do not exist in heaven. On Earth, there is hatred to harden a person’s heart or darken their soul. Instead, there is gratitude and love in heaven. There is not envy or greed in heaven to turn a person’s head away. Instead, there is contentment and generosity. Darkness makes its home in every man’s heart. In heaven, however, those shadows are banished away. The darkness of the night is thrown out of the Pearly Gates, as is the darkness of temptation.