"He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart . . . " Ecclesiastes 3:11
Randy Alcorn, "In Light of Eternity"
"We all have moments when we sense that we are on the edge of eternity. And we know in those moments that we're not made for this world, but for another world—where we'll see the King at last. 'For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal' (2 Corinthians 4:18)."
When our son, Kevin, was born and I held him in my arms for the first time, the first words I spoke to to him were
"Hello, Kevin from Heaven!" Little did I know then how prophetic these words would be, as he has surely turned our hearts toward Eternity in a profound and life-changing way.
Because of the reality and assurance in God's inerrant living Word that Jesus is "the way, the truth and the life"
my heart is settled and confident that I will one day be a permanent citizen of the Kingdom of God - fully present and participating in all that is holy and glorious, and it gives me much joy and peace to imagine Kevin there now.
Today, in anticipation and celebration of the reality of Heaven and Eternal Life, I am reminded of Randy Alcorn's book
"In Light of Eternity." A beloved friend gave me this book a few months after Kevin's passing, and after reading the first few paragraphs, I couldn't put it down and God used this book to draw me away from the edge of the tomb, uplifting and transporting me toward the edge of Eternity with renewed faith and hope.
Envisioning Heaven in an expanded and more familiar way through Randy Alcorn's spiritual eyes, and the Scripture that he presents in support of the revelations he writes about, I re-discovered a deep longing to continue to live my life with a heavenly perspective; not just because Kevin has gone on before me, but because of HEAVEN itself and the promise that is where I belong.
We have a plaque in our home that reads "Life takes us to unexpected places, but LOVE brings us home." This plaque is a reminder to us that no matter where our family is living, near or far, love will always "bring us home," back to one another where we belong. It also remind us that this world is not our home, we are sojourners (travelers) who are given an allotted and limited amount of time to make our way on a journey toward our true love (Jesus) and our eternal home (Heaven).
May this Easter week awaken the reality of Heaven in our hearts - that place where Jesus and our children point the way and invite us to move ever closer toward the everlasting love and light of God.
With Love and Eternity in my Heart,
Angie "a mom like you"
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