Going To Heaven: Will You See People You Love?


Wondering what Heaven is like and what it will mean to meet Jesus in the air when the rapture comes, I wondered if I might see my father who passed away about 20 years ago.  He was an atheist and it’s hard to realize that his life who meant so much to me as a small child will no longer be available to my life once I am no longer on this earth.

Not knowing whether to be sad over not seeing my dad once I’m gone because he was not a believer as an adult has given me pause for thought.

Many verses come to mind in helping me to deal with this especially since my family members are still alive.  My father was raised as a Roman Catholic, my mother as a Methodist.  They both turned from Jesus.  I can be happy though that since I have turned toward Jesus I have never looked back.

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. – 2 Peter 2:22 

Will We Know Each Other In Heaven?

7 thoughts on “Going To Heaven: Will You See People You Love?”

  1. Until that day we won’t really know. There is one thing we can absolutely rely on and that is that with the Lord you can expect the very best outcome. As far as our hearts are concerned, He holds them with gentle love and perfect strength. The best is yet to be. ☺


  2. Hi Suzanne I was thinking about your post here again this evening.
    Jesus said him that cometh to me I shall in no wise cast out. Remember in John 6 when some disciples which better translated means followers came up to Jesus and said that they would follow him and Jesus said to them unless it were given to you of my father you could not follow me. I know in the context that their motivation for coming to Jesus wasn’t of the Holy Spirit and therefore their motivation was evil probably a lot like Judas Iscariot maybe they wanted Fame Fortune whatever. The Holy Spirit had not been given then yet as well. My mother whom I did preach the gospel to and she understood it and she said she always believed in God and I said to her you still have to believe in Jesus and she said she did. My mom suffered with 9 tumors in her brain and toward the end of her life she was very delirious and hallucinating. She actually died with a smile on her face. When we looked at her in her coffin she looked she looked at peace with a very pleasant look on her face. I understand that doesn’t really mean anything but I never really knew if she received Jesus Christ as Lord or not. It does make me sad to think that she may not have. But like I said earlier Jesus said him that cometh to me I shall in no wise cast out. I’m holding out hope for many of my family members that they knew Christ. Personally I don’t believe you have to understand the doctrines of election in order to be saved as it is all of Grace, all of God’s mercy. I am thinking that many people won’t come to Christ likeness before their death, and I am one of them. I do believe that salvation is a gift freely given and assigned to us. A sign to us one has received salvation is that they will confess Jesus Christ openly as Lord and savior and some we’ll just say they believe in Jesus but have not grown hardly at all but they do believe. This might be the will of God for some that they will not come to perfect knowledge before they die. Some people have it a little easier as they were born and raised in a church body and have had the gospel preached to them and they in fact receive Christ and may have had Godly Parents helping them along the way, sometimes that is. Then there are those who come from totally broken families have little education, not much support in really anything and when their life has been destroyed and they’re about to give up the Holy Spirit comes upon them offers them hope in Christ through some faithful Christian who has shared the gospel to them. They will probably grow fast in the sense of love but maybe not in knowledge but they will truly love Jesus and they will be glad that they have been saved. I hope my family members would be saved. I truly wish I could go back in time and be more thorough with what I have gained in knowledge I would share with them the gospel in a better way than I have which was in a lot of ignorance. I hope I made a little sense. God bless you Suzanne.


    1. I appreciate your comment, Tearick. I’m sorry I’m responding so late but I’ve been moving… life’s disturbance as I am sure you and most people know about.

      Your very thoughtful comment just shows you’ve been deep in thought, and feeling as if you could have done more to help your mother believe from what it seems and many others in your life and family. We all have that burden, did we say enough? Did we make the full gospel of Jesus clear enough so that they understand?

      I know it’s God’s job to reach out and make someone believe if they are the elect. I’ve had those feelings too, and it’s a big job we carry with us to know we have done the best we could have maybe with little knowledge of sharing the gospel ourselves.

      I just pray to see the day that my mother comes to know the Lord, and shares it with my sisters but I think she won’t in this life time. That’s just my assumption. As we know and as you’ve said in your comment above – Jesus knows us – our hearts and whether our minds are truly convinced about whether we know Christ or not. I can only hope the Holy Spirit touches all who want to know Jesus and as their Lord and Savior.

      Blessings, and take care Tearick.


      1. Thank you Suzanne, I appreciate your words and take them to heart. I believe when we make the transition from this world to the next into a body that can not sin and a new mind that is one with our Father we will be at ease. Thanks Suzanne, I hope your move went well and that things are looking up. God bless you sister.


  3. Sometimes we speak or act as thought we have turned from God, but what we have rejected is the church — its policies, narrow theology, politics, misuse of power, etc. -Jeff


    1. Jeff, thank you for your comment. You’ve made a very good point I think – churches today are not teaching the true Word of God and are off-track. That is very concerning to many. Misuse of power is especially damning, I think.


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