Yesterday, I wrote about my “Black Friday” experience and used Psalm 103:3-5. It reminded me of a personal experience, that I had after my mother had passed from cancer.
I awoke in the middle of the night to someone stroking my face and hair. And there was my mom. She was young and beautiful again! Not the ravaged body and worn face which the cancer and treatment had placed upon her. She had a holy beauty placed upon her by God!
So, our beauty truly does lie within our soul, not this outer shell.
Then, there were two pillars, one on each side of her which resembled the Washington monument in shape and size. They were so white, bright, and pure, it made me squint my human eyes. The peace and understanding were immediately known within my heart. Then I laid back down and went to sleep.
Psalm 103: 3-5, states …
“He forgives your sins–every one. He heals your diseases–every one. He redeems you from hell — saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy — a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness — beauty eternal. He renews your youth — you’re always young in His presence.”
I saw this with my mom!
Now, you would think to know Heaven waits for me after I die, is a comforting thought. And it is. But am I a better person because I know the truth? Some days the answer is yes and some days the answer is no. I, too, get caught up in the world and my own humanness. Even when I do live in this world, I still know Heaven exists. No doubt, no question, and no hesitation!
The experience with my mother has not been the only one in my life. Through out my life and more recently into my Christian walk, I have been blessed with glimpses into the “other” as C.S. Lewis called it. The “Other” is the whole basis for Christianity, for if Heaven does not exist, Christianity can not exist. Has your soul not longed for something, which your head does not comprehend? Somewhere inside of you, knows the truth! If you listen, you will hear the truth.
Lately, I have noticed a lot of books have been published about people’s personal experiences with Heaven and then, returning back to their earthly bodies. Maybe God is trying to reassure us, because He knows our humanness wants proof by actually seeing and knowing in our human mind. If we were to trust our “gut” or “soul”, then we would know without a doubt Heaven does exist! Our soul sees what we cannot see and knows the location of our true home.
Have you listened to your gut lately?