Is My Son My “Guardian Angel”?

It’s really hard to wrap my mind around what exactly Dominic is doing now that he’s not here with me.  Sometimes I try to create a narrative or a scene or a story line that gives me something to hold on to.

It’s not easy though.  

So I absolutely understand why some parents think of their missing child as their “guardian angel”.  But that just doesn’t correspond to what Scripture tells me about what happens after death.

I firmly believe that there is a heaven and that my son is there, in the presence of Jesus and the saints that have gone before.

We are confident, then, and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and come to our home with the Lord.

I  Corinthians 5:8 CJB

He’s not an angel nor has he been assigned to look out for me down here with some kind of supernatural power to intervene and make things happen-either good or bad.

He is worshiping with other believers at the feet of Jesus, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.

lay their crowns

And honestly, that brings me more comfort than the thought that he is watching me suffer his absence down here.

Dominic loved me-still loves me, I believe-and if he were aware of the deep pain his absence causes it would be torture for him.

But in the presence of Christ there is only joy.

You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand.

Psalm 16:11 CEB

So he cannot know my pain.

It would break his heart.

It is great consolation in this journey to realize that he is beyond ALL pain and sorrow.

I am deeply thankful for that.

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Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

9 thoughts on “Is My Son My “Guardian Angel”?”

  1. My daughter has been gone nearly 6 weeks now and it feels like 6,000 weeks. It’s interesting how I feel the opposite of all who have posted.
    I guess it’s proof that we all grieve in very different ways. I am so struggling with watching my daughter’s son & daughter and grieving over her not being here and missing out with what they are doing. So I desperately want to know that she is watching them and even beside them when they are happy or when they are scared. I’m reading Heaven by Randy Alcorn and his interpretation of verses in Revelation is that people in heaven possibly can see and know what is going on down here on earth. The only way that could be the case is that they are watching with a different perspective (heavenly perspective) and God might possibly limit what they see also. I believe she can see what is going on but she thinks & sees things in a different way than she did when she was here on earth. Because she too would be sad when the kids cry for her. Obviously no one really knows.
    So it is important for each of us to read God’s Word and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us what He wants us to know about heaven.

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  2. I have come to the same conclusion during the past 20 months. If heaven has no more pain or sorrow, Then I have come to believe Timothy can not see me or have any memory of earth. If could see my pain, he would hurt. If he remembered that he left me here, he would know that I hurt and he would hurt.
    I believe when I go to heaven I will be reunited with Timothy and all my loved ones. I believe we will know each other in heaven… but, we will not remember or know anyone on earth,until they join us in heaven

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  3. Brenton would be the same if he knew the true depth of the pain I live with daily because of his loss. I, too, rest assured that he no longer suffers any pain or sorrow. He would never let his “momma” be in pain because of himself.

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  4. I console myself with the thought that my beloved son, Dale is praising and singing around the throne, with the angels and other heavenly beings. Sometimes in church I feel especially close to him knowing we are all praising the Lord! Can’t wait to join in that praising.

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  5. Amanda had a lovely voice. I see her on the praise team singing her heart away. We are created beings in the image of God and not created as angels. I don’t see us as morphing over to be an angel when we get heaven. Luke 16:19-31 talks about a great chasm between here and there and no one can cross over. So I don’t see how they could even get here if they wanted to.

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  6. I believe also that Mikal is part of heaven’s “praise and worship”! I have never believed we become angels… and since the Bible tells us There are no tears in heaven.. I think he is not “looking down” on my sorrow. I prefer to think he is so surrounded by the love of his Heavenly Father, that when God calls me and I enter heaven, that Mikal will turn and say”Hi Mom! I’m glad you’re home!”

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