We know that Jesus continues to care for us, for our children, for all His flock like a Shepherd cares for his lambs. Even today, we know that He carries us and our lambs in His arms and holds us close to His heart. (Isaiah 40:11) He became the Lamb of God, taking away the sins of this earth. He is the Lamb, and He is our Shepherd!
Hebrews 11 speaks to us about our loved ones who have gone on to Heaven before us (we often refer to them as "being just beyond the Veil,") pulling for us as we continue to accomplish the good works that they started. (What a beautiful picture of the active involvement our loved ones have in our lives!) (See Hebrews 11:39-40 through Hebrews 12:1.)
Hebrews 12 starts out acknowledging that since we "are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses" watching us, "let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Remember these words this Easter as you mourn for Jesus on Good Friday as He gave His all for us on the cross, and then as you celebrate on Sunday that He rose from the dead, having conquered death for all of us who look to Him in faith. (Many days later, many watched as Christ ascended to Heaven where today He sits at the right hand of the Father.)
What a cause for celebration both for us and for our beloved children!
How beautiful that Jesus assures us in His Word, "he who believes in Me will live, even though he dies"!!!
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die."
Because of Jesus's great love for us, and His Father God's greatest sacrifice ever known to man (now that we know what it is like to lose a child, we are even more amazed that our loving God loved us enough to give up His only Son for us), we and our children can live again even though we die.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life.
And we can trust that our child is not only alive, but is actively watching over us, ever pulling for us from just beyond the Veil in Heaven!