of the most traumatic and devastating things of all for a parent, is the
death of a son or a daughter in early childhood. We grieve for the
child, as we knew him or her, and also for the potential life that our
child has lost. It seems as if our child’s future and even our own
future has come to an abrupt and final end.
yet, despite appearances, through Emanuel Swedenborg’s experiences we have
reason to believe that the lost child does have a future - a wonderful
growing, maturing and expanding future where his or her true potential
his many experiences of the spiritual world Swedenborg discovered that
every child, wherever born is received into heaven. It doesn’t matter
whether a child is baptised or not, whether the parents have a religious
faith or not, what colour of skin the child had or whether the child was
disabled in any way. The Lord loves all children as special individuals
and provides for all their needs individually.
A child who
a baby is still a baby after death; a child who died as a teenager is
still that child after death. When children wake up in the spiritual
world after death, they are lovingly looked after by
angels, who in
their own earthly lives had loved and cared for children.
The angels love the children they care for as their own. The children
play as normal children play and they are educated
beautiful surroundings where their own unique personalities develop.
children grow up to become angels, for angels are human
beings who once lived in the earthly world. In the heavenly world the
child is surrounded by beauty, tenderness and innocence.
As a child grows in wisdom and intelligence he grows in stature until
she or he is an angelic being in adult form. These
angel children then remain in early adulthood, the spring - time of
life, until eternity.
death of a child always hurts while we live in this world. One of the
uses of angels in heaven is to send comforting thoughts into our minds.
Perhaps this will be one of the uses that your special angel child may
grow to fulfil.
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