In studying Ephesians chapter 3 verses 14-18 today, I realized that we say "in" heaven and "on" Earth. For some reason the words "in" and "on" caught my attention.
I looked up the definition of in and it means to indicate inclusion within a place space or limits; within something abstract or a material; during a period or limit of time; to transition from one state to another. The definition of on is: so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from; so as to be attached or unified with.
My goal is to be included in a place. I do not just want to be supported and suspended. I want to have inclusion. When we get to heaven we experience eternal life. We no longer are just on a planet being supported. We are now included within and in a state of being. We are in a position.
I looked up synonyms of the word in. They include words like contemporary, current, all the rage, latest thing, popular, upscale, well-liked, with it and prevailing. The antonyms are antiquated, the old, old, past, and unfashionable. Another word suggestion for in is to belong. To belong is to be a member, the allied to, associated with, the one of, be included in, in with, who support, fit in, and have a place.
I don't just want to be on. I don't want to be about, above, against, beside, held, close to, upon, or just be along, at or by.
I truly believe that Steve and others that have passed and left Earth are in heaven. I don't feel like heaven is a place that you travel to like we do here on Earth but is an existence that you have.