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Discovery Magazine 5/1/2000

In heaven, will we see God, Jesus, and our relatives with our eyes?

by  Digger Doug

Dear Marah:

Some people wear contacts or glasses to help them see better. Some people are blind and cannot see anything with their eyes. As you probably know, moles like me can hardly see at all. But in heaven it will be different. God has told us that we are going to get a new body that can live forever, and we are going put off this old, physical body (1 Corinthians 15:53). However, we know that our new body will certainly have eyes, because the Bible says that “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 21:4). Also, some of the angelic beings that worship God every day and night have lots of eyes (Revelation 4:8).

We will have eyes and we will be able to see God and Jesus, because the Bible says that God will dwell with His people, and Jesus will be our light (Revelation 21:23).

But what about our relatives? Will we be able to see them, too? The answer is “Yes.” Paul said that we were not to be sad about the passing of a Christian relative, because just as Christ was raised and recognized by His followers, so Christians will be raised and recognized by their brethren (1 Thessalonians 4:14).

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