HOW OLD WILL I LOOK IN HEAVEN? 3/14

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” 1 Cor. 13:12 There will not be ethnic groups (Jew nor Greek) male or female (Gal. 13:28)

That’s not much to go on to answer my question, How Old will I Look in Heaven. I’m just playing around with some thoughts.

If we were to take a survey for what is the year you would like to be “sealed in” and stay that way forever, what would be the result. Maybe about 25-30? I think I will look in Heaven the age I am when I die. I don’t think I will look late 20ish like this picture.

Thirty-three might be about the best. That we Jesus’ life span on earth. The priests were to be between 25-50. They could remain priests to an old age.

This baby I am holding (a niece) will not look like that baby. She is now a grandmother herself.

Jesus came back from the grave, looking the same as he did when he went into the grave. Of course he was only four days gone so I guess that wouldn’t change him much.

David said about his newborn son who died, “I will go to him.” I think David expected to see his newborn in Heaven, not a grown man.

I have not had a miscarriage so I’ve never experienced what it might be to have an aborted baby awaiting me. I’ve heard other mothers who visualize their babies as still being babies, others have had visions of the child having grown at least a few years older. I’ve never heard one say she believed her baby would be an adult when she sees it in Heaven.

What I am sure about is that when I reach Heaven, I’ll find everybody in health with vim and vigor in a very active life style. No sickness, no missing body parts, no old folks homes!

Methuselah will probably look 969 years old. If I get to feeling older than the rest of you young folks, I will side right up to Methuselah, where I will feel young, and ask him if he drowned before the flood or in the flood. I’m guessing God took Methuselah before the flood. Maybe the raindrops had started and Methuselah shook the water out of his hair as he passed through the Pearly Gates.

I’m just giving you something to think about while the rest of the family are watching wrestling or football. 😀

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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15 Responses to HOW OLD WILL I LOOK IN HEAVEN? 3/14

  1. I’ve thought about this too …. People know us at different ages and stages of life so how would someone who knew you at age 6 know you as someone who dies at 96? But the disciples recognizes the prophets of old who appeared in visions so maybe it’s just knowledge we all will have.

    • oneta hayes says:

      This is my third time to try a comment here today. I don’t know what happens to them. I’ll go this one more time. Thanks for sharing your interest. I think I hope we will not just all know everybody. I like the get acquainted part. Nosy neighbor kind. 😀 But you are right about the prophets.

  2. LOL! Now that is a really good question and I don’t have an answer. Ha! I’d say about 55 is an ideal age. I was talking to an older woman once about kids and asked, don’t you wish you had their energy? She was horrified and said, “No! All they ever do is run around in circles and crash into walls.” Made me laugh. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hey, third time is charm maybe. As I said above, I’ve tried three times to comment on this and none of them worked. Now for another try. I love that story about energetic kids! Thanks.

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Such a darling post, Oneta. Much to ponder and day-dream over…

    I have two children waiting upon my arrival and I fondly imagine (often) the feeling of them embraced into my motherly arms. Such a heavenly moment it will be…

    I have a fond affection for Methuselah as my Cuppycake & I developed a ministry for our retired Clergy to assist them with “things needing help with” and it is called The Methuselah Ministry. I think there is a true beauty that only comes with age & wisdom. I think I shall get to carry all of that with me when I enter into the Kingdom of God…. And I envision despite the age our form shall carry we will all be young at heart, as the children of God he has always desired for us to be.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Well this is my third time to try an answer to you. The others went puff, at least on this end. Maybe you got them. Anyway thanks much for your interesting comments. I bet you get big hugs from your children who will know you as mother (or they will learn real fast). It will be glorious. One of those picture taking moments. I wonder who will record that. Maybe since there will not be time, you can just do a re-run as many times as you like! Wonderful name, your Methuselah Ministry. I wish I had thought of that when I was working with homebound and elderly people.

  4. Faye says:

    Interesting thoughts. I was told eternal spirits do not age but in recent times I read one commentary maybe Matthew Henry surmised that as Jesus the man was 33 we will see each other as the same as HIM BUT we will feel and relate to each and to Father all like little children. NO aged bodies that’s for certain. New immortal ones. I value your posts and comments very much.

    • oneta hayes says:

      True spirits do not age, but they do mature. At least here they do. I hope they will in Heaven. I want to have eternity to learn and mature. I hope people will appear to be the age at which they died. But I have little to go on. 😀

  5. They say it’s not the years in your life but the life in your years … I have a feeling that since heaven is timeless, age will be beautiful.

    • oneta hayes says:

      At least “beauty” will no be based on our concept of the things that make one beautiful. That’s part of the reason I think it will be nice to see “old” people. I want to see my granddad and grandma at the age they passed through those gates. Whatever the age there will be no ravages of toil, sin, and sorrow.

  6. atimetoshare.me says:

    Great thoughts to ponder during a wrestling match or football game. My ideal age would be 40. I was at my lowest weight, healthy and had all my own teeth.

    • oneta hayes says:

      My niece commented to be today on FB, that she hoped to be skinny. I pointed out that Rembrandt painted beautiful nudes as having lots of “rolls.” That might be beauty in Heaven! Hey, I had forgotten the blessing of having good teeth again! Happy thoughts for boring TV time.

  7. I think looking like I will whenever I die will be fine as my older self has more depth of understanding than my younger self-I do like the idea of vin and vigor 😛

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