Monday, August 1, 2011

Heaven Is For Real

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

The simple message is that heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, for a last battle is coming! This book is a fast and simple read, but thoroughly enjoyable and engaging.

I also had the opportunity to visit this most beautiful "Sunken Garden", right in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska. Who knew???

I LOVED IT! IT IS BEAUTIFUL! IT IS AMAZING! It was a hidden secret. It was a total surprise to me to find this just in passing on the busy city streets.

I got to thinking about heaven and that it "is for real". Now, I have been told that heaven is probably going to be whatever we love most. If you love horses, I am sure God would not allow you all of eternity to live without them. If you love hunting, I am sure there are the most amazing animals there for your pleasure. If you love beaches and oceans, I like to think God will provide that for you.

If you love flowers, maybe this is a tiny speck of what you will see. I remember my mama saying in her last hours: "Oh, there are so many colors" and "It is so bright in here", and "It is so orange, and it is so pink"!!! I like to think she saw ahead to where she was going and found herself in a beautiful garden. I am sure there were pansies there, as she loved them so much.

She also talked and talked about babies in her last days. With her love of children, I also like to picture her with the job of rocking a flower garden! What a great vision for me to look forward to!

Please enjoy my photo album from the "Sunken Garden"....holding all kinds of beautiful surprises, and remember, this is nothing compared to the glories we will see one day!

I am not sure what God has planned for me, but in my mind, there HAS to be a sunken garden that I don't have to weed, and for sure, the humidity will be more than bearable. There HAS to be lots of babies, canvases to paint, songs to sing, lots of hugs, and photos to take. I have been given a considerable about of grief for taking so many pictures here on earth, but I want it said of me one day..."She was busy recording life"! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my photos with you. Choose Joy with me today!

1 comment:

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love to think/dream about what heaven will be like. So glad we have the hope of heaven to cling to as we walk this earth. I loved the book, Heaven is for Real! =)

Hope you are doing well...I'm afraid I've been kind of a lazy bloggy friend lately...well not so much lazy as busy. But, I've missed visiting.

Love to you...