I’ve seen alot of posts recently concerning those who have died young, like the unborn, or stillborn, or children who have not “gone through adulthood”, and so I was pondering it and had this thought.
What if the purpose of “creation” is not necessarily a battle ground, or testing ground through which men must pass in order to choose God or Hell (in the case of Eternal Torment) or even in order to go through some remedial purification or experience (as in the case of Universalism) – but what if it is rather a different thing?
Creation is the inheritance of Christ/God/Man, for we are co-heirs with Christ, and vice versa.
It is a common thought that this world is a testing ground through which men must pass before graduating to Heaven, but what if it is somewhat the other way around? What if it is not that men must go through the school of Earthly life in order to be reunited with God, but rather that every person (whether born into this world or not, and whether living to be old in it or not) has a key role in the overall restoration of Creation of which they are a part?
Afterall, even the very Creator entered into Creation…as one Created (the only begotten son, the word became flesh), and so played and plays forever a key role in Creation, not just as Creator, but as so many other wonderful things. So to, could every being and creature play a role in the grand creative story, rather than merely “passing through it” from one test to another. But as stewards, as gardeners having dominion (as Adam in the garden), as priests, and kings, and heirs to the all that exists as real.
What if Creation (Heaven, Earth, and everything in between) is more than a test…but is part of the very prize, in which everyone has a part in winning, even those whose part in the play is but a few seconds?
There is still alot to expand on, but I’d like to offer this point of view, perhaps as comfort for those who are puzzled over things like, “why stillborn?”.