Have you ever felt uncertain or uneasy and even scared before an event like a family trip, holiday, a pregnancy or a wedding, not necessarily that of yours but that of a close one?
Even though I considered myself a practical person, down to earth, non superstitious, I am not too keen on planning any near overseas trips after the double tragedy of a flight disappearing from the skies and another flight fatally shot down over such a short period of time. Our lives are full of uncertainty, so unpredictable, that anything unforeseen could happen at the blink of an eye.
Accients happen every minute, every second, every moment all over the world. The problem of deaths and injury as a result of road accidents is now a phenomenon with authorities in virtually all countries of the world concerned about the growth in the number of people killed and seriously injured on their roads. Not only that, we read of people texting and driving, uploading selfies, posting photographs of themselves then the next minute accidentally plunged to their death. These are unnecessary deadly messages and deadly shots that could perhaps well be avoided unlike a plane that disappeared without a trace.
Do we not hope or wish that we could live life without fear, that we could live at ease, smell the roses, walk the streets safely? Do we not dream of being healthy and happy surrounded by friends and loved ones living in a safe paradise? Since there is no true paradise on earth, we dream of paradise in heaven.
Is heaven for real?
Heaven is for real is a true story, retold by Paster Todd Burpo, father to four year old Colton Burpo using Colton’s uniquely simple words, offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us. Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”
This book tells of a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back. While the doctors worked on Colton, the little boy went to heaven, sat on Jesus’ lap, heard the angels sang ‘Jesus loves me’ and ‘Joshua fought the battle of Jericho’. He said they wouldn’t sing ‘We will, we will rock you.’
This post is not about a book review neither is it intended to be a message to convert anyone into any religion. It is not even to convince anyone that heaven is for real. It is more a reminder to ourselves. Have we done our part to make the world a better place to live in? When the time comes to depart, are we ready?
I supposed when we feel at peace, when we feel we have done and shared good deeds, when we feel we have loved and gave, we will feel blessed knowing heaven awaits.
Let’s pray for World Peace.
Prayer for World Peace
Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth.
Lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust.
Lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.