“I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image.” From St. John the Evangelist’s Office of Readings
Could it be that our dreams of our departed beloved are actual small finite experiences of what it will be like when we join her in Heaven? It is a Given that there is an afterlife; the empty tomb is one of the great proofs that Christ has risen from the dead and that we will too if it is God’s will.
In Acts 2:17 “… God declares that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams…” In the Bible, there are other passages where dreams are a taste of what is to be:” … behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” [Matthew 1:20]
You still love your spouse in Heaven; you shall still love your beloved spouse because the very nature of God is Love and God has joined you together as one! Marriage was created by God and you are joined together as ONE – two persons but one entity. Every so often your loved ones will open the door from Heaven and visit you in a Dream. Just to whipper “I love you still” and to remind you they are still with you, just in a different way. She is letting you know she is okay, and still a part of your life. Browning was right, “I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.” Yes, these dreams are a gift from God for God is Love!