My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016.
And he’s more alive now than he ever was on earth.
Because he put his faith in Jesus as his Savior, Davey is in heaven right now with his Father God. No more evil, no more pain, no more worries.
Davey is with God so he is whole and more happy than we can possibly be. Here on earth, we have times of joy and fulfillment, but they are fleeting. The next moment or next hour brings concerns or trials. We get tired or sick. We become sore, bruised or broken. Something that we thought was going to make us happy doesn’t happen and disappointment comes flooding in.
Davey doesn’t have any of that. There is no evil in heaven, only good. Only great!
God doesn’t talk about a lot of details concerning heaven in his Word and I think that’s because we just cannot understand how awesome it is. Our words can’t describe it. God uses words like ‘mansions’ and ‘streets of gold’ trying to give us an idea of a place like we’ve never seen before. I think heaven is better than that. I don’t want a mansion, I just want to hang with God. I don’t need a street of gold to know that I’m in the exactly right place.
Davey is already in that exactly right place. He got his reward – that’s how God sees it. Davey no longer has to deal with the pain and confusion of this world. He has everything he ever wanted in heaven. Here’s a picture of one of Davey’s famous smiles – he wears this smile all day every day now.
I believe that people in heaven have very little if any interaction on earth. People tell me about signs they get from their loved ones that have passed away and I believe that is God. God is trying to talk to us and guide us and love us every day so he sometimes comforts us with things that remind us of the people we loved and lost. I’ve had some dreams and signs that I believe are from God on Davey’s behalf. God knew that they would give me hope and a smile.
When my father passed away suddenly over 40 years ago, three significant things he would have wanted for our family happened right away. I believe God was rewarding my father’s faithfulness by tying up some loose ends and blessing my family. I believe there are unusual circumstances where people from heaven come back to visit earth – a couple of those are documented in the Bible. But usually, our loved ones move on….and I will understand that more when I get there.
The subtitle of this blog is ‘When the Worst Happens’. Those of us who have put our trust in Jesus know that Davey being killed is not the worst that can happen. The worst that could happen is Davey – or anyone- dying without accepting salvation through Jesus.
That is the ultimate worst that can happen.
Please don’t let that happen to you.
Miss you, Davey.