Q: Will Our Children Still Be Ours in Heaven?
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A: This is a question that isn't answered in Scripture. I think questions like this should not disturb us for the very simple reason that God is going to work it out in a way that will be entirely satisfactory to everyone. If you think that in heaven you're going to move into a house with your family as it was as they grew up, know that it's going to be an altogether different situation. I think heaven is going to be so wonderful — we're all going to be the children of God through faith in Christ. We're all going to be members of one family. I think that this physical family division will be entirely broken down so that every person there is going to be your brother or your sister. There are certain things that I have wondered about, but I have no answer for them. For instance, what about a child that dies in infancy? Mrs. McGee and I lost our first child, and I've always entertained the rather sentimental notion that maybe the Lord will let us have this child to raise in heaven. But I don't know that. I wish He'd let us, because we'd be able to raise her under ideal circumstances and we'd sure know more about raising children than we did when we started out! But I don't know if that is true. Whatever He arranges, it's going to be the very best that could possibly be. So this is a question that ought not to worry you at all. Just turn it over to Him and He'll work it out.
No matter the twists and turns, the Lord will always bring about His plan and purpose, especially in and for His own people. We’ll see that in the life of Jacob as we witness his reunion with Joseph and rejoice in these final days of his life when he is faithful to the Lord.All Sermons by Dr. J. Vernon McGee