When Multiple People Go to Heaven in a Local Church.
Perhaps what God gives me when multiple loved ones go to heaven at Mt. Zion, and in my life will encourage you.
First, God allows me the freedom to hurt while I serve. I don't have to play super strongman because God is the source of my strength.
Second, As I serve God on my way to glory, I realize I will have several painful pauses: God will retire from this life someone I love deeply, and bring them home for eternal rest and reward.
As for me, I grieve with hope and continue to give Him a lifetime of faithfully service until He calls me into retirement and escorts me into eternal rest and reward. I am listening for “well done My good and faithful servant.”
Third, God allows me the freedom to miss them, think about them frequently, thank God for what they contributed, and gain encouragement to also leave Christian legacy for others to appreciate and use for His glory.
None of the members of Mt. Zion, family, and friends make up casual relationships, but are loving family members who personally impacted my life, and whom I will see in heaven.
Yes, dealing with death is painful for all of us, but remember it is just a pause, because one day we will get to heaven and what day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we will sing and shout the victory (I Thess. 5:13-18).
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.