Can Our Loved Ones in Heaven See Us?
I Corinthians 13:12
INTRODUCTION: I'm sure all of us have loved ones in heaven...moms, dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters, and friends. We often wonder what they are doing. Are they able to see us? Do they know what we are doing here below? The answer is "yes."
Of course, you and I, on the other hand, are limited in what we can know about them. They are residents of heaven, without limitations. We are earth-bound. Our eye-sight is dim; we see through a glass darkly.
I want to take a few minutes and consider both sides of this perspective--earth's limited view, and heaven's perfect ability to know things.
Let's consider a few things...
I. LIMITED KNOWLEDGE
A. Human Restraints
1. God is omniscient; He is all-knowing, but our knowledge is limited. We read in Psalm 147:5, concerning God's understanding, "Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite." Because we are confined to a physical, human body, there are many limitations placed upon us. For example, we are limited by sin. Sin affects our ability to understand spiritual things. Again, we are sometimes limited by the social environment in which we live. We can be limited by our lack of education. We are limited by our experiences in life. We do not have the brain capacity to know beyond what the human mind is able to perceive. Some people have a higher IQ than do others. The truth is; some people don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain, let alone, know what's going on in heaven.
HUMOR: One morning at the breakfast table, Gertrude sighed, "I'm convinced my mind is almost completely gone!"
Her husband looked up from the newspaper and said, "I'm not surprised: You've been giving me a piece of it every day for twenty years!"
HUMOR: The day of advanced medicine had now arrived. Doctors, together with 21st century medicine, had achieved what can only be termed as miraculous, ...
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