Do believers go right to heaven or do we ‘sleep’ until Judgement day?
Jesus clears up this debate in one simple sentence to the thief on the cross.
There is no waiting.
We step out of this world right into the next.
With our Father in Heaven forever.
Whatever ends our life on earth is the same thing that begins our life in our eternal home.
God’s perspective of death on earth for a believer is so different from ours. When our purpose on earth is fulfilled, he gets to bring us out of this world which includes pain and sadness and brokenness into his home of peace and love and completeness.
He gets to bring his child home.