Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Heaven's Shore (chapter 25)


AUTHOR NOTES
 
Dear Reader,
Look at what Jesus prayed and fill-in-the-blank with your name:

"Father, I want _________to be with me where I am, and to see my glory…" John 17:24 (NIV)

Can you begin to imagine that incredible day?
 
At my last heartbeat, that is all it will take. Just one last breath, and I will be there. My foot will step on heaven’s shore....Earth’s veil will lift like a shadow’s passing moment.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Read Revelation 21 for a peek at a bit of heaven, the New Jerusalem.

This incredible city will be the eternal dwelling of God’s family. Why not start looking forward to it now? What is the first thing you’d like to do when you arrive in your new home? Who are the people you will look for? Which of the beautiful things in the New Jerusalem will you want to explore first? May God bless your anticipation and fill you with his life-giving hope as you set your heart on these things above.

PRAYER

Almighty God,
You know my affliction, weakness and loss, and yet---You. Want. Me. You’re preparing an amazing, beautiful place for me, a glittering city beyond my wildest dreams because of your immense and glorious love. I’ll finally be home, where all longings and heartaches will find peace. Thank you for your abundant kindness, rest, and hope for my grieving heart.
Amen.

(excerpts from Postcards From The Widows Path, pages 233, 235, 236, 237)

3 comments:

  1. Thank you!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving day ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Heaven ~ just the thoughts of the pureness of such a glorious place where there will be no more sorrow, no more death, no more crying, no more pain and all the former things will pass away and He maketh ALL things new. Almost incomprehensible - but it's true and so shall we be forever with the Lord and with our loved ones who have gone before.
    Makes one kinda homesick just pondering the very essence of Heaven. As you said Ferree "our grieving hearts will be home".

    Thanksgiving Blessings to you Ferree and your family and to all Widows on WCP.

    dodi ~

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  3. Amen and amen, Dodi! And blessings to you, Flower Lady and all the other visitors here at WCP. Have a lovely and meaningful Thanksgiving.

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