Very interesting thoughts on this, thank you for your replies.
I have no doubt that Heaven is full of life 'in abundance' - that is the only thing I know for sure.
I'm not so sure about the mansions.
This is just my opinion, but I feel ppl tend to downplay heaven's awesomeness a lot.
Maybe it's just me, but when I think of heaven I think - the Paradise of all paradises.
You get a new body that never ages, or aches, or gains weight. You can run forever and not grow weary, you can walk for miles and not faint.
There'll be new colors you never knew existed, so imagine the vast fields of flowers in bloom. The rainbow will be more than just the 7stripes, and think of the all the colors we'll have to paint with!
And many of us never got to do a lot of stuff we wanted while on this Earth, but heaven will make up for that. We'll be able to complete our bucket list and so much more! (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc.)
My favorite part: the pets. I'll be sure to ask God for a pet lion and a pet wolf. And I'll get a pet pterodactyl while I'm at it.
(And I'll have a big house just for cats)
Again, this is just my opinion and I have no scripture to prove all this. But I know the best of this world will pale in comparison to the simplest stuff in heaven. This is the kind of heaven I'm waiting for.
Whatever it is you dream of heaven to be, I bet you - it'll be all that and so much more!
Today we know in part, which then demands faith, and in some it causes fear. In heaven, we'll know as we are known and lack nothing. Plus the sin we inherited from Adam will be missing. We are free of it now, but that's a choice decision. In heaven, it just won't be there.
None of us has never known or experienced a Cursed Free World.