Just found this verse and found comfort in it...hope you will to:You're going to die—someday. If you've accepted Christ, then you're going to go to heaven. You'll be released from pain, from sorrow, from suffering, from depression, from fear: "He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone" (Revelation 21:4, MSG).
Did you hear about the young woman who went to school at Yale and was killed a few days ago while she was in a lab? Her picture is incredibly haunting and it immediately caught my attention when I was scanning the news on CNN.com. She was a young, beautiful woman who was engaged to be married. And in an instant that all ended.
For some reason I can't stop thinking about it. When you watch the news or read anything on the internet it always seems like evil prevails. If it's not "bad" news, it's boring. We are constantly bombarded with sad stories and horrifying events - I'm not sure why this story has made me stop and think so much - but it has.
Last night as I was trying to sleep I kept thinking about this young woman, how scary and graphic the very last few moments of her life were. I'm not going to go thru all the thoughts that were running thru my head, but I just had this terrible heartache for this girl and her family and friends. As I was thinking thru all of this - I pictured her in Heaven. Will she remember those last terrifying moments of her life? I guess I've always wondered that - once you get to Heaven will you know how you died? Will you be able to look down from Heaven on your loved ones still here on earth, give them signs to remember you by (I'm thinkin' the movie "Ghost" here, people!)? I would love to hear what you guys think...
The more I think about it , the more I start to believe that there is no way this would be possible. I don't think that we will remember how we left the earth, anything about this earth. I don't think we will want to. Heaven will be so amazing and wonderful (ok, those words just sound silly when I try to describe Heaven, I don't think any words would come close) that we will only be thinking about Jesus and praising Him...getting to listen to His stories, follow him thru the golden streets, feasting beside him...just overwhelmed with love. Maybe we won't remember our lives here on earth - I've read that in Heaven we will not feel any pain, we will not experience sadness. So that leads me to believe that we won't remember our earthly lives - we won't feel sadness for the things we've experienced.
Ok - now I'm rambling. I'll stop...but will you leave a comment and tell me your thoughts? I'm really interested:)