This is the 9th blog in my Heaven Revealed series. After being asked about Heaven on several occasions it inspired me to dig deeper into the scriptures to find out the answers to questions that I may have thought about as a child, but hadn’t considered until recently asked. This week we are going to explore what scripture says being married in Heaven.
This one is without a doubt one of the clearest of all answers about Heaven from the scriptures.
23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?” 29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, Matthew 22:23-31
There will not be marriage as we know it. This makes many people sad. Those who were married for years and years or those who lost a spouse way to early often mourn the idea that they won’t have their marriage in Heaven too. It’s difficult for us to imagine, but it will be much better. What always brings me comfort is remembering that our eternal home is not like this temporary one. The things that are important to us here we will never think of when in Heaven and if we do it won’t be in the same way. Things will be different (Thank God for that). There is no sadness or pain. We will feel contentment and peace together eternally in ways we can’t imagine with our human brains. All we need in our eternal life will be provided. It will be perfectly complete in every way.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready. Revelation 19:7
Marriage will be when God returns and claims all of His believers to give us a new life, an eternal life. A life with new meaning and everlasting joy. A one-on-one relationship with our eternal Father. The relationship He craves to have with us now and doesn’t want to wait for. Don’t wait. Will you meet Him there today in scripture and prayer? Don’t wait until you have it all together or things are “just right” because they never will be in this life. If you will seek Him, He will take you “as is” and begin to mold you into the one He has always desired for you to be.