My belief is one step further. With God there is no time, no beginning, no ending. So I believe that when you die you see and are with everyone that you know, whether they be dead or alive. It’s why heaven is what they say heaven is supposed to be.
That’s merely the beginning of a reality, which is so much more profound than ours. For the very first time you will love with the power of God’s Love. The other five senses explode. With the telephoto lenses of the Golden Eagle, scent of a bloodhound, the hearing of an elk, touch of a butterfly, and the taste appreciation senses of the great gormand. We are utterly unprepared for the transition.
When my grandmother passed away. was on no medication what so ever. she told my dad “ i see you george” my dad said who is named george as well he said mom im right here. she goes no your dad george he is dancing my grandmother reached up from laying down but reached to the sky and said george im coming. she fell back into bed and passed away. My dad said it was the most amazing feeling he ever had and my grandmother died with a huge smile on her face.
I like phrases like, “before the beginning, I Am.” Or “I am the I Am.”
I see it this way: Time is a current that flows in an ocean called eternity.