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A Maximized Heavenly Family

Everything will be maximized when we get to heaven. We’ll see and do things we can’t imagine with our earthly minds. Not only that, our relationships—friends and family—will be better than we can imagine while we’re still on this side of the veil.

Randy Alcorn wrote:

“Heaven won’t be without families; it will be one big family, in which all family members are friends and all friends are family members… [In heaven] every time we see someone, it will be a family reunion—without the tension, drama or sinfulness some are used to at family reunions—We’ll experience all the best of human relationships with none of the worst.”[1]


Isn’t that amazing? We’ll be one big family without the tension, baggage and other stuff that gets in the way here on earth. That’s an incredible, and hopeful, reason for us to have our minds set on heaven.

Early American preacher Jonathan Edwards put it this way:

“No inhabitants of that blessed world will ever be grieved with the thought that they are slighted by those that they love or that their love is not fully and fondly returned. There shall be no such thing as flattery or insincerity in heaven, but there perfect sincerity shall reign through all and in all. Every expression of love shall truly come from the bottom of every heart and all that is professed shall be really and truly felt.”[2]

No one slighted. Love totally returned and given. No insincerity, but perfect sincerity shall reign. Love coming from the bottom of every heart. Wow, these thoughts are so radically important for us to grab and hold.

Friend, God will give you the relationship you desire in heaven. God will mend broken families, in heaven. God will reunite families, in heaven. And, no one will be left out!

I love Rebecca Ruter Springer’s book, My Dream of Heaven. It’s about her journey to heaven and one (and there are many) of the things that strike me is that her brother is in heaven and he leads her on this journey. He tells her, “We will enjoy the present; we never will be far apart again.”[3] Brother and sister are reunited on this journey into heaven. It’s beautiful, it’s breathtaking and it’s so full of hope and a vision of our maximized families in heaven.

To learn more about heaven and the things of heaven, we have two books that can help you. First is Have Heart and the latest is Between Heaven and Earth. Both are filled with a biblical picture of heaven and all of its glory. I suggest you read one or both.

[1]  Randy Alcorn, Heaven, (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004), eBook edition

[2]  Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards in the Pulpit, (Minneapolis, MN: Curiosmith, 2012), eBook edition

[3] Rebecca Ruter Springer, My Dream of Heaven: A Nineteenth Century Spiritual Classic, (Tulsa, OK: Harrison House, 2002), 17

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