A Glimpse of Heaven

 

When our 2 year old grandson was in the hospital with double pneumonia (Dec 1989), I was upset and worried about him.I had spent the night at the hospital so our daughter & Son-in-law could have a break and get some rest.I was exhausted, but I could not go to sleep.I lay down on the couch and just kept praying for him.A great peace came over me and I drifted off to sleep.

I dreamed that Dusty died and he landed in Heaven in a field of flowers next to a tall oak tree.He landed knees gently bent, arms straight out (like when you catch your balance), his eyes opened wide and he was looking around in astonishment.My Daddy who had died in 1955 came walking over to him and took Dusty by the hand.Our golden retriever, Windy who had died in 1983 was bouncing around Daddy and Dusty as they started walking away.Daddy was pointing here and there showing Dusty Heaven.

When I woke up, I had a great peace because I knew no matter what happened that Dusty would be OK.He started getting better really fast after that and was released from the hospital a couple of days later.

God gave me a another glimpse of Heaven many years later (Nov 1993) and itís so wonderful there are no words to explain it. 

Other people have seen houses; but I didnít. I saw nature and noticed that even the water is alive Ė It is so crystal clear and blue that it is breath taking.  I was riding on the bow of a sailboat and it was so serene.  Majestic waterfalls, lakes and streams are serene and make a gentle soothing music of itís own. 

At one point I was under the water.  It was warm, I could breath in the water and it made me feel totally secure.  I felt like nothing could harm me there.

You think flowers are pretty here Ė wait until you see the ones in heaven.  Brilliant colors and the aroma is amazing.   They never die even if you step on them.  They actually sing.  Can you imagine dancing through a carpet of flowers that are providing the music you are dancing to? 

Then I was flying over a mountain, down the side and into a valley.  No air plane, just me.  The mountains were covered with all kinds of trees, grass and flowers.  There were no bare spots.  And the colors were so clean, bright and vibrant.  Rolling hills in Heaven put the ones here to shame and the trees make the ones on earth look scrawny.

The feeling of freedom makes the freedoms we have on earth feel like we are in jail.  Our bodies are limited here but not in heaven.  We are free from this skin and bones.  We have a body but it does not trap us.  We still feel, but we only feel good things like joy and peace, etc.There is no pain, fear or anxiety, etc.

I know that dieing will be a blessing.

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2 Cor 5:6-9So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.For we walk by faith, not by sight.We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

Exo 24:9-10Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity.