To expand on the question “Can our loved ones see us from heaven” will we see our loved ones in heaven? Will the relationships still be the same? Will we remember our lives on earth with each other? Will we still love them or will all our love be redirected to only Christ?
I have breast cancer and my grandmother died of breast cancer when I was two. I have no memory of her but I know she was a Christian. I really want to meet her and find out what her life was like. From your answer to the other question she probably has no idea what my life has been like since we can’t see down from heaven. But does the light dim so much she won’t know who I am?
Matthew 17:1-4 says, “Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter and James, and his brother John, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Peter responded and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If You want, I will make three tabernacles here: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Peter recognizes Moses and Elijah, though he had never seen them. Let’s also think about David’s pronouncement when his first born son to Bathsheba dies in 2 Samuel 12. Putting that together with Luke 16, we know that our resurrection bodies will be eternal and we will recognize Jesus.
1 John 3:2 tells us that He can prevent Himself from being known until He wants to. Overall, from the patriarch to the apostles, to the martyrs to loved ones, we don’t know for sure. The reason your family will know who you are and vice versa, is because scripture goes to painful lengths to record genealogies. Why would God have those in there? It’s not to prove anything to cynics. Those lineages will amaze us. Somehow even us gentiles have some lineage back to a tribe at some level. The short answer is yes, it’ll go both ways. With that said, the person and work of Jesus Christ will overwhelm us so much that He’ll be our focus more than anything.
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