Jesus our friend is with his loved ones forever.
We generally understand these kind of statements through faith. This deep-rooted, unreasonable but right and true way we come to this staggering decision to follow something, someone who we have never seen. Supernatural.
Those clever people who reason everything they do in life, and yet can’t reason themselves into heaven. Their intellect acting like a padlock, not letting them. They know without evidence, sir will mark their paper with a resounding, zero. Proof needed. The type you can see down a microscope type of proof.
Jesus isn’t this. OK, I say. You I suppose have loved I say. How do you put love under a microscope to prove that it exists? We do reach a stalemate. Both locking horns and grunting. A waste of life actually. Much better to walk in your ‘beliefs heavenly confines’, whether godly or not.
I like to say though, Jesus is our friend forever. All of us can scatter and walk in our actual directions at the foot of the cross. This is the best starting point for us mortals.