Will I know my loved ones in heaven?
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
—1 Corinthians 13:12
I’m often asked, “Pastor, will I know my loved ones n heaven?” And my answer is always the same, “certainly, we will know one another in heaven! Do you think you’ll have less sense in heaven than you have here on earth? We know one another here; and there we will know fully and be fully known!
D.L. Moody, the great evangelist, was once quoted as saying, “One day they’re going to put in my obituary that D. L. Moody is dead.” He said, “Don’t you believe it, for I will be more alive than ever before!”
As Christians, when you and I die and enter our eternal home, we’ll become more alive at that point than at any point during our time on earth. That’s what today’s passage is talking about, seeing each other clearly face-to-face what we now only see dimly!
The Scripture promises you and I that in this world, there will be trouble (John 16:33). Yet because Jesus has overcome the world, we cling to the hope of a better life to come. So as you go about your life, take heart that an abundant life is to come if you’re in Christ. And if you haven’t placed your faith in Him, trust Him as your way to heaven and discover what it really means to live fully!
HEAVEN WILL BE THE PLACE WHERE YOU’LL DISCOVER WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO FULLY LIVE AND FULLY LOVE. SO TAKE HEART THAT A BETTER LIFE IS YET TO COME!