A Heavenly Tune: The Things That Won’t Be in Heaven


Inspired by Brant Hansen’s YouTube video “These Things Won’t Be In Heaven”

Brant Hansen has a talent for using humor to make even the most profound truths understandable. In his YouTube video titled “These Things Won’t Be in Heaven,” he shares a light-hearted and hilarious song to talk about Heaven. 

Brant debuts a song he humorously and abashedly admits “wasn’t ready yet.” The song, “A Song About Heaven,” is a whimsical take on the everyday annoyances that, according to Brant, won’t make the cut for Heaven. From the frustration of a scarf getting caught in a jacket zipper to the disappointment of pouring cereal only to find there’s no milk, Brant’s song covers a range of relatable, everyday irritations.

The Promise of a Pain-free Eternity

The song continues to list off small inconveniences that plague our daily lives, like trying to print a paper due in an hour, only for your printer to run out of toner. Or the frustration of pulling the tape off a roll only for it to rip halfway. And who has yet to experience the annoyance of trying to watch a funny video on YouTube only to be interrupted by a commercial?

Brant’s song reminds us gently that these earthly annoyances won’t follow us to Heaven as he sings, “I’m pretty sure these things won’t be in Heaven.” Although it’s not the main reason to long for Heaven, it’s still a comforting idea.

As we transition from the humor, let’s reflect on what Heaven promises us. The Bible describes Heaven as a place of eternal peace, joy, and communion with God. There will be no more pain, sorrow, or death (Revelation 21:4). It’s where the former things have passed away, and all things are made new.

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Rev. 21.4

In Heaven, this world’s minor annoyances and major pains will be no more. The promise of Heaven is not just about the absence of earthly troubles but being in the presence of our perfect Jesus. It’s about being in a place where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are not just aspirations but the air we breathe forever.

Start Creating Your Heavenly Tune

As we wrap up, let’s take a cue from Brant Hansen. His “Song About Heaven” is a creative and fun way to reflect on our heavenly hope. Why not create a version of your own? What won’t be in your Heaven? What are you looking forward to the most? 

Creating your own “Song About Heaven” could be an unusual and personal way to reflect on your faith and the promise of eternity. It could also be a great conversation starter, a way to share your faith with others in a relatable way. So, grab a pen, a piece of paper, or even your guitar, and start creating your heavenly tune. Remember to tag us on social media when you publish it. We can’t wait to hear it!

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