Your Loved Ones Don’t Miss You

Do you have loved ones in Heaven? If you do, I’m here to tell you that they don’t miss you.

They really don’t.

Anyone close to me knows that my husband and my children are my life. I love them to pieces. BUT, when I was at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference last week, in the midst of other believers- worshipping God together through His Word, through song, and through our gifts of writing, I was home.

By day three, when I should have been aching to be with the ones I love, I spoke with my husband Paul. “I love you sweetheart, but I don’t miss you.”

Sounds pretty harsh, I know, but it was the truth.

I learned this week that it’s impossible to miss people when you are in His presence. I have heard many say they would rather be in Heaven, but I never really understood that. Sure, I love the Lord too, but rather be there than here?

Now I understand.

This was the natural waterfall and babbling brook that could be heard from my cabin. I had my quiet time with Him beside this stream each morning. It was such a beautiful fingerprint of what God had told me in His Word.

“For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills.” (Deut. 8:7)

God used His holy paintbrush to bring beauty to this blessed place.

Don’t ever wonder about your loved ones again.

They still love you. But they don’t miss you.

2 Responses to Your Loved Ones Don’t Miss You
  1. Angela Nazworth
    April 22, 2009 | 11:06 am

    So beautiful and true Joanne!

  2. Klay Kisses
    April 22, 2009 | 12:01 pm

    I cried when I read this post but I do understand it. I miss my daughter so much and it kindof hurt to hear she does not miss me. I know she is in the most wonderful place you can be in. About God’s paintbrush, I think of how lucky I am to be able to see what His hands can do. That is why I love gardening. I plant flowers every where I can. I have angels tucked in here and there and feel Jenny is close to me. Thanks for the post!