But perhaps more profitably, we can think of God being “in” heaven in the sense that Augustine speaks of. God is in heaven in that heaven is the full and consuming experience of God. Heaven is not a place, nor is God contained or limited by any thing. He is not “in” heaven the way a cat can be in the freezer. Rather, He is in heaven in that it is through the full communion with God for which we are intended that we truly find God.It's paragraphs like these that make my head hurt greatly. Because I 'yam what I yam', when I think of the word 'in', I think of a definite, concrete place. I mean, I feel kinda reminded of that whole Clinton, "it depends on what the definition of 'is' is".
But I can think about being with God. I can think of being in communion with Him, of being in the presence of absolute Love. I can hope that my loved ones, who have gone before me, are in communion with Him also, giving and receiving that absolute Love, to be consumed by that Love. I know I've said it before, that Heaven and Hell are 'in' the same place - it's just that for those in Heaven, God's love is a balm, is joy, is like the heat of a warm fire on a cold day; whereas in Hell, it is a burning, scorching, painful thing to behold. It's all a matter of perspective.