Your Christian loved one is alive in Heaven right now. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:4 that your Christian loved one has been “swallowed up by life.”
2Cor 5:8 says to be "absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." That couldn't be any clearer,could it? Thats great news!
In John 11:26, Jesus also said, “Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” Your loved one is more alive than ever—more alive than those of us who remain here on this earth. Our Christian loved ones are not dead.
Because of what the Bible teaches, we all need to change our vocabulary and learn to speak about our loved ones in the present tense. Try this next time: “[Name of your loved one] IS . . .”