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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Your Questions...His Word (post 4) AND a Giveaway!

In case you just happened upon this blog, we are in the midst of a series titled "Your Questions...His Word" where we are tackling some tough questions and topics related to the loss of our babies, whether it was during pregnancy or after. If you have a question that you'd like to see highlighted on the blog, feel free to post it in the comments section. Also, for each comment that is left during this series, your name will be entered into a drawing for a "Mommy Shower" goodie basket giveaway! Those details can be found here.

In continuing on with this series, we will address the subquestion of "Will I go to heaven?" which is a part of a larger discussion of "Will I see my baby again?" In my efforts to provide a biblical response to the latter, I found it necessary to tackle three subquestions, as follows (click on each below to read the associated post if you missed it!):

3) Will I go to heaven?

So, we ask ourselves, "Will I go to heaven?" Think about that question for a moment. Ponder over it and really reflect on what your answer might be. In the privacy of your own heart, I challenge you to verbalize a one-word answer to this very question. Will you go to heaven? What is your answer? Tuck this thought away and we will come back to it soon...

For now, let's call to mind the truth of where our babies are. Heaven. Amen to that! If we know our babies are in heaven and our overarching question is "Will I see my baby again?" then we naturally want to know whether we will join them. Like David said in the passage we delved into from 2 Samuel, "He will not return to me, but I will go to him" when speaking of his newborn son who died 7 days after birth. David apparently knew where he was headed. What about us? Are we sure of where we are headed? Can we know for sure?

According to Scripture, we can! Some more "good news" for ya! 1 John 5:12-13 says,

"He who has the Son [Jesus], has life; he who does not have the Son of God [Jesus] does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God [Jesus] so that you may know you have eternal life."

So that you may know! We can draw near to God through full assurance of faith in Jesus, our Savior (Hebrews 10:21)! We can know that if we have Jesus, we have eternity in heaven.

So going back to the question we pondered at the beginning of this post; Will I go to heaven? Knowing what we know from Scripture, this begs a more pointed question that comes straight from the verse above: Do you have the Son, Jesus? The answer to these questions are truly one in the same. Heaven is within our reach; not because of any worthy thing that we can do, but because of our unworthiness surrendered at the foot of the cross. Surrendered. Is that you?

It is my prayer for each and every one of you that you are able to answer with a resounding "Yes" to the question of this post. That you would know with confidence that you will go to heaven. That you can rest in the peace of knowing your baby is there waiting for you. Even if you look at the questions of this post and cannot say "yes" right away, there is hope. That's the "good news" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. All He desires from any one of us is a surrendered heart as we acknowledge our sin and our need for a Savior. If you have not done this, now is the time of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2)! Ask Jesus to come into your heart and change you...He is so faithful to respond.

I'd love to hear from you in the comments below! If you have Jesus, I encourage you to share with us something about what that means to you. What does that mean for you in light of your loss(es)? If you still have questions, keep them coming. If you gave your heart to Jesus today, please share, because we want to lift you up in prayer and rejoice with you!

Remember, every comment is entered into the drawing for our giveaway!


Rachel B said...

So thankful to know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and that I will get to see my baby again. Since losing my baby Heaven has seemed all the more real, and my desire to go there has increased. NOT that I'm saying I have a desire to die today or anything liek that. What I'm saying is this: I'm thankful that my baby could go there to rest in the arms of Jesus and that I WILL get to meet him/her there someday. What a reunion that will be! What peace to know this is true and that Heaven is a real place where I will go when I leave this earth.

Ben & Sara said...

Praise God He gets to hold my babies! He is the perfect mother! My children often tell other people,
"Mommies babies died so Jesus could hold them!" And I think it is actually rather shocking and awkward for others, but it is reassuring to me that they so easily understand.