A person was wondering whether he would be with his wife and family in Heaven.
He cited the story Jesus told of the rich man and Lazarus. They both died, and the rich man, in hell, looked across a great
gulf, and seeing Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham, asked for a drop of water "for I am tormented in this flame" (Luke
16:19-31). It was not possible, of course, but it showed that in hell a person has memory of his or her life on earth. That
will make hell even more dreadful.
As for a marriage continuing in Heaven, we remember Jesus saying "For
in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven" (Matthew 22:30).
It’s clear that one will not marry another there, but He also said "then shall I know even as also I am known"
(1 Corinthians 13:12).
We Christians take this to mean that we can know and be with our family and friends, and
some say this indicates that a marriage here can continue in Heaven, but not begin in Heaven. It might be possible, but only
God knows. And even if it is, no one will remember to be concerned.
However, you may be sure that if a person
remarries here on earth after a mate has died, and the multiple mates are all there, it won’t be an issue. Togetherness
will be in love, not jealousy.
I once wrote a song with the setting being my message for one older than me to take to
Heaven for me. I call it "One More Day." I can’t sing it for you here, but I can give you the words:
IF SOMEONE WHO’S GONE ACROSS THAT MYSTIC SEA
FROM HEAVEN, AND REMEMBERS ME
I HOPE HE ASKS THE LORD TO LOOK MY WAYAND
ASK THE LORD TO HELP ME ONE MORE DAY
I THINK SOMEONE
WHO’S GONE AHEAD OF ME
MIGHT MEET THE LORD UPON SOME GOLDEN STREET
AS THEY TALK, HE MIGHT SAY, "BY THE WAY…LORD"
PLEASE HELP MY FRIEND TO MAKE IT…ONE
LET ELIJAH DIP HIS FINGER IN YOUR POOL OF BOUNDLESS GRACE
TOUCH IT TO MY TIRED SOUL, LORD TIL I SEE YOUR FACE
LET DAVID PLAY A SONG FOR ME, YOUR GREATNESS
AND LISTEN LORD, IF A FRIEND SHOULD SPEAK MY NAME
YOU SHOULD FOLD YOUR TENT BEFORE I DO
IF YOU SHOULD SEE HIM…BECKONING TO YOU
PLEASE TELL THE LORD I WANTED YOU TO SAY
I NEED HIM, MORE THAN EVER, EVERY DAY
MY NEIGHBOR JUDGES…OH, SO CAREFULLY
AND THINKS THAT I’M
THE WAY HE WANTS TO BE
HE DOESN’T KNOW HOW OFTEN I MUST SAY
HELP ME, JUST TO MAKE IT, ONE MORE DAY
Don’t be concerned about
anyone looking back from Heaven to keep tabs on you. Even if it were possible, heavenly minds would not be worldly minded.
Nor is Jesus. I’m sure that a person in Heaven would say things like, "What’s a bathroom?"
Don’t worry. The Christ that has "prepared a place for you" in Heaven, isn’t going to allow
problems. And "busy-body" won’t even be a word!