October 14, 2010

Can people get married in Heaven?

Stephen and I just got this book called "Heaven For Kids"...and it's so funny yet very, very helpful and answers some questions that most adults probably don't even know. I want to share one with you and will probably share more because I'm sure you would like to know as well.

Will people get married in Heaven?



"One of the Jewish religious leaders asked Jesus a trick question about marriage. Jesus answered, "When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage."( Matthew 22:30).
So Jesus' answer, recorded in the Bible, says that some things will be different on the New Earth. We will all be one big family, where marriage won't exist in the same way it does now. But the more important thing about marriage is the special love and friendship that a husband and wife share with each other. That's a picture of the wonderful love and friendship that Jesus and all of the people who know him will share in Heaven.
When Paul talks about marriage he calls it "a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one." (Ephesians 5:32). Jesus has proven forever how much he loves us, more than any husband has ever loved his wife. After all, he chose to die on the cross for us. How could we not return that love?
Although Jesus said people won't get married in Heaven, he never said that married people would stop loving each other. Remember, in Heaven we will be the same people ( made better ), with memories of our lives on Earth and the things we enjoyed with others. So those who had great times together and faced great difficulties together in this life will naturally have close relationships in Heaven.
My wife, Nanci, is my very best friend. Couples with good marriages usually are best friends. There's no reason to believe they won't still be best friends in Heaven."

2 comments:

  1. very insightful! What a nice perspective. I do wonder Biblically how the idea of carrying memories to heaven is supported? As far as I know and have read heaven is where we will pray without ceasing and will leave our "earthly" bodies. A place where we become royalty in Gods Heavenly Kingdom. A place where the worries and desires of the FLESH exist no more... In which case does the mind go with the spirit as well? Just a thought. Thanks for sharing love

    ♥cheche

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  2. Wait? You have a wife named Nanci?

    Just kidding. I'm assuming this whole thing is a direct quote from the book. :)

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy

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