Aug 9, 2012

My friend in heaven

"Ian I'm pretty sure I don't want you to ever die. Can you just live forever?"

"I don't think that's God's plan for me."

"then can I still be special to you in heaven?"

"you're my best friend on earth so you'll be my best friend in heaven."

As we fell asleep last night, a thunderstorm crept outside our window. Watching the curtains play in the breeze, I thought about heaven and how Ian will have his new body then. There is a lot about our final home that I don't know. But I remember asking Steve if we would be special to him in heaven. Even though we will be swallowed up in Christ in what is too magnificent for our words to describe now, I still want to be with Ian, and Steve, and our families.

I can't wait to love Ian with a perfect love in heaven. We will be married to Christ but I think we will still have a whole lot of fun together. I like to think that the special love God has given us here is just an itsy bitsy reflection of the incredible love we will have for each other in heaven.

10 comments:

SubZ! said...

Lovely!

SubZ! said...

Lovely Thought! Bless!

Anonymous said...

i am going to read again now these words you shared - and likely revisit them many times - *love*

b in va

Holly said...

Thank you for this post. This month marks 6 years since I lost someone very dear and very much loved. I sometimes lay in bed asking God about this type of thing.

Ginger Wade said...

Amazing how a heart so full of love can embrace such beautiful perspective that we may, otherwise, not see.

Thank you for opening my eyes that much wider.

The Lady of the Holler said...

Have you read Randy Alcorn's book, "Heaven"? It's been such a blessing to me. I've often wondered about enjoying Heaven with my now-husband (the thought of not being someone special to him made me sad, to be honest, since we share and enjoy so much of this present life together) and Dr. Alcorn's book brought clarity and encouragement to my mind on the topic. ~Stacia

Leslie Dawn said...

So inspiring♥

Anonymous said...

Such a great post! It will be so wonderful in Heaven and it's awesome to know that we will still have relationships with our loved ones!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful thought. Thank you so very much for sharing.
Praying for you in Australia.

Melinda Viergever Inman said...

Beautiful! Your words of love about your Ian cause the love I hold in my heart for my Tim to grow and expand. What fun we'll have running around in heaven together! No conflict, no chafing of sinner against sinner, no heartache. Just whole and healthy and young bodies, laughter and joy and learning. Our relationship will be finally a perfect reflection of the Savior, because our state in him will be consummated. Beautiful words, Larissa! Thank you.