March 11, 2015
God, in all his wisdom, chose to leave many things about heaven unrevealed. There are some things that we could not comprehend; others that are simply unspeakable (2 Corinthians 12:4). What we do know, however, is that heaven is a place where we will need nothing more, want nothing more than to worship Jesus for eternity.
If your father trusted Jesus as Lord and Savior while on earth, the Bible tells us in 1 John 3:1-2 that your father is a child of God and "that when He (Jesus) is revealed to us we shall be like Him." Your dad is God's special son made like Jesus. As much as you miss your father's love, it will not be the same. In heaven it will be even better as we will all be part of God's perfect family!
The Bible does indicate that the saints in heaven can see us, and cheer us on in the race set before us (Hebrews 12:1). They rejoice in the presence of angels when one sinner gets saved (Luke 15:10).
With regard to meeting your dad in heaven one day, the Bible tells us that everybody there still has a name. In fact, they are all written in a book (Luke 10:20). And if Peter, James, and John recognize Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1-3) you will surely know your dad in heaven if you, too, have trusted Christ for eternal life.
Your wonderful father left you a priceless gift. Not only do you know where he is, but he also showed you how to get there.
Taken from Adrian Rogers' weekly newspaper column. Used by permission. 2001, The Commercial Appeal.