Blink of An Eye

It’s just not comforting for my heart to think my son is looking down on me from Heaven.

I can’t reconcile the idea that he might be watching my sorrow with what the Bible says about Heaven being a place of joy and peace.  

But I do love the idea that he’s outside time and so isn’t “waiting” on reunion the same way I am. 

No matter how many years it may be, it will be only a “blink of an eye” for him.  ❤

Blink of an eye heaven

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.

6 thoughts on “Blink of An Eye”

  1. I have only just found your page and I just want to say thank you. Your words have been a comfort to me in my grief. My son passed away suddenly on March 14, 2020. He was 17 years old. The pain of losing him so unexpectedly just can’t be described! I also wrestle with the idea that he is aware of my sadness. I know he wouldn’t want that. He wanted to make those around him happy and knowing that I am sad because of him would break his heart. Another thing I struggle with is the thought that he is alone. I know what the Bible says about heaven but I have a hard finding comfort in the Word sometimes. It has been comforting to read your words and know that I am not alone in this process.

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  2. I am aware of Randy’s interpretation of those verses and his book. I don’t think you’re trying to score points at all and I appreciate the dialogue. I guess my interpretation is colored by the overwhelming majority of verses that indicate heaven is a place outside our conception of time. Jesus is the Lamb “slain before the foundation of the earth”; we are “seated in the heavenlies with Christ”; and we were “chosen before the foundation of the world”. I absolutely agree that either way, our kids are not worried about us down here. ❤


  3. Hi Melanie. I certainly don’t want to “tussle” over it either (great word by the way), but just out of interest you might like to read what Randy Alcorn says about this in his book on Heaven. He believes there is at least some awareness of events on earth and also some awareness of the passage of time. This is based on the verses in Revelation 6:9-11 about the martyrs, where such words as “when” “how long” and “in a little while” are used. I also used to think there was no “time” in Heaven. Clearly it’s not the same as time on Earth. I hope you don’t mind me sharing this. I’m not out to score points, it’s just that I learnt a few new possible perspectives when I read that book.
    Regardless, what I’m sure we can totally agree on, is that our children are not sad, or missing us, or worried about how long it will be until we get there. It’s certainly not like it is for us. Their lives are immersed in joy and peace and love beyond our imagining. That brings great comfort. 💙

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