Will we be sad if relatives are not in heaven? What about spouses, friends, and others?
Heaven is described as being such a wonderful place. There is no more crying, no more sin, no more hurt. We live in the presence of Christ for all of eternity!
We never again are hungry (for we are always fed by the fruit of God), and we are never thirsty (there will be a crystal stream running through the new Jerusalem). Also, we will never again be in darkness–for the light of God and the lamb will produce the light we need, and there will be no sun or moon or darkness.
Also, the lamb will lay down with the lion, which simply means there will no longer be any aggression or killing. Doesn’t it sound so wonderful? Sometimes as I look at this world around me, or experience health issues, I think about how this life isn’t worth it, and all of the negativity and pain we all go through. But then I am quickly reminded that it won’t always be this way. God will make justice in the end, and we can serve with Him in paradise for eternity. But this brings up a great question: Can we be happy in heaven if our loved ones aren’t there?
What if Our Loved Ones Aren’t With Us in Heaven? What if Our Family Members Go To Hell? Will We Be Sad?
Since the Bible clearly tells us there will be no more tears, then it is obvious we will not be upset if family members, friends, or other loved ones are in heaven:
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The thing we must keep in mind is that God is a righteous God. Every single person who enters the Lake of Fire will be there because they deserve to be there. You will not go into the Lake of Fire unless you are a sinner who has rejected the free gift of salvation from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who could ever suggest God is an unrighteous God for punishing unrepentant sinners? Would we not storm the streets in protest if a judge refused to punish a child molester? Or if the police let some rapist run rampant, wouldn’t we be upset?
In the same way, God must punish sin. He is a Holy God. Someone has to pay for your sins. Either Jesus Christ paid for them (if you place your faith in Him), or you can pay for them for eternity in the Lake of Fire.
God wants nothing more than to save everyone. This is why He has sent His prophets, His Word, His angels, and even His Only Begotten Son. Isn’t that amazing? God wants so badly that no one would go to hell, that He sent Jesus Christ to be beaten, mocked, and killed on a cross so that we may have life:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We won’t be sad if loved ones are not in heaven, because we will be with a community of believers in loving fellowship. We will be with our Lord for eternity. And we will know God is holy, and no one will have gone to hell who didn’t deserve to be there.
Are you going to heaven? Have you turned to Christ? Jesus is the only way you can be saved from your sins.