ASK DON: Do people in Heaven know what is happening on earth? Can they see me or talk to me?
Don Piper’s Answer:
This is a very difficult question to answer. I did not find myself looking toward Earth, because I was looking out at the most amazing view of Heaven. It was as if I was standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. When at the Grand Canyon, most people look out and take in the vast beauty instead of looking down.
In Heaven you are seeing the faces of those who have gone before you, coupled with the beauty and majesty of Heaven. The things of Earth no longer command your attention. Earth is filled with decay, sin, death, pain, and war. There are many good things on earth, but there are many bad things here as well. Since Heaven is unaware of those things, it would be difficult to believe people in Heaven would be aware of the chaos of Earth. People still know and love us, but more importantly, they anticipate our arrival.
As far as communicating with them, we are able to remember them and think back on the good times we shared. But, I cannot testify to being able to receive messages from those who are in Heaven. We should take great joy in knowing the people in Heaven are eagerly waiting for others to join them there. They don’t miss us; they expect us!