Will We Remember?

Q. I have read that there are no tears in Heaven and therefore those that have died in Christ and are now in Heaven don’t remember those who remain here on earth. It breaks my heart to think that my mom doesn’t have any recollection of any of her children. Is this true? Also, I lost a baby some years ago while in my 4th month. Will I know him when I get to heaven, and will he know I was his mother?

A. The person who wrote that is merely stating an opinion based on a verse that’s meant for a time still in our future (Rev. 21:4). And even if it was true now, why would the memory of her children necessarily bring tears of sadness to a mother’s eyes?

The fact is that no one on Earth can say with any certainty what our relationships in heaven will be like. All we know is that it will be a time of unbridled happiness. As Paul wrote, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9).

We can’t imagine what it will be like in Heaven because we only have our limited earthly perspective to go by. As is so often the case, we are asked to trust God, believing that He knows what our needs will be and has already made provision for them.

But remember this. He didn’t go to all the trouble He’s gone to for us just to have us be disappointed or filled with regret when we finally arrive in His presence. Nothing will be allowed to diminish our joy.

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