A Realisation on Heaven

May 20, 2011

From an earthly perspective, when you die, you sleep until the day of resurrection.  Then “the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” [1]

God will have created the new earth and the new Jerusalem, [2] and we will be resurrected together in our new bodies, free of cancer and dodgy shoulders and pain. [3]

So on an earthly plane, Andy’s spirit is sleeping until the day that Jesus comes again.

But of course, you don’t remember whilst your sleeping. And heaven isn’t on an earthly plane, God is far too big to be constrained to our tiny little universe.

Jesus told the thief on the cross next to him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” [4]

As we die, our spirits are running into the arms of the Father. Andy is there right now, because for him, unbound by and outside of Time, the resurrection has already happened.

And the glorious thing about it, is that I’m there too. He didn’t have to wait to see me again. The rest of us will have to wait a little longer, but my grief is soothed in the knowledge that I will be with him again in Glory.


1. I Corinthians 15:52

2. Revelation 21:1

3. Philemon 3:20-21, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44

4. Luke 23:43



  1. What an incredible blessing you are, Sarah, even as you go through this. Amen to all of the above.

    To the skeptics: Jesus’ empty tomb is proof for all the world to see that what Sarah described is true and will come to pass. What a hope we have.

  2. What a beautiful sentiment. I had never thought of it thatvway. Thank you.

    • It really is beautiful.

      Ses, you’re both there now – you’re just going to take the long road to get there, so you can tell him about it (just like you’re telling him about it right now).

  3. Faith is truly such a comfort. It gives us hope, and holds us up when we so desperately need the support.

  4. Hi Ses
    I was so sorry to hear from my daughter, Steph Bett that Andy had lost his fight against the cancer. Glad that he has to suffer no longer and praying for strength for you to face each day without him.
    Keep strong and know that God is good.
    God Bless. Penny

  5. so sorry hun ,praying for Gods comfort and strength for you and your family x

  6. Just started following your story after seeing out in the mountain bike magazine. So sorry. Moved to tears. Such a beautiful couple. My thoughts and prayers are with you. X

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