For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. (Romans 8:19)
My wife and I have remarked to one another on several occasions how we’ll probably be very surprised on the day we reach heaven, on who we see there and who we don’t. A lot of “very nice people” we fear are going to be very disappointed people. And those who we’ve made snap decisions of their personalities, their contributions, their status or their very salvation will astonish us by their presence. Astonish us, but not them. Astonish us, but not God.
As C.S. Lewis writes, “What can you ever really know of other people’s souls–of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole creation you do know, and it is the only one who’s fate is placed in your hands.”
For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. (Matthew 7:2)