Is this a glimpse of the Power of Heaven?
Katie drove me home from CA Monday which gave me the opportunity to lay back with my feet somewhat elevated in the relative comfort of my neck pillow. It also gave me WAY too much "musing" time. The sky was beautiful Monday, and as we got closer to home, we could see the dust storm, moving toward our home in Buckeye. The power was something else.
Anyway, during the 4plus hour drive home, I thought about heaven, and wondered what it was all about. This morning, I read on a dear blogger friend's blog, what she thought may have happened in heaven several years ago. And so this morning, I am reminded of my "Monday Musings"..
I decided on the drive home that it is upon the shoulders of the people I love in my life, my family and my friends, my children and my grandchildren, I stand and get glimpses of heaven. The joy I feel when surrounded by family at gatherings or an impromptu lunch at CPK, or a phone call with my sisters, an e-mail with pictures from my niece Suzanne in Germany, a surprise e-mail from Aly, or hearing Emilee or Brody say hi to me on the phone; seeing nephews and nieces phone #s on caller ID, hearing a great song I love or an old song from my youth. (gotta love i- tunes). When I hear or
see Izzy and Conner giggling and playing, I KNOW that's got to be a glimpse of heaven.
Music, I think, is an especially wonderful gift from heaven. Years ago I taught a Sacrament Preparation Class at the Catholic Parish I attended. I use to tell the children, that the best way to invite the Holy Spirit to join us was by singing the hymms loudly and with joy.. I digress...
My thoughts of what heaven might be like have morphed a great deal since I was a child; slowly over the years I have developed a different view.
Or are these the glimpses of Heaven
Talking about saving Ants with Daddy/Uncle Robbie
Family photo of part of the next generation
Making Memories with Mommy
Oh the shrieks and giggles!
Is that sunlight or heaven shining on sisters? I couldn't tell
Because I still believe in Judgement, I get a little nervous about what God may have to say about this statement or that behavior or how I hurt this person, or ignored that person.. I didn't like reviews at work either quite frankly. But over all I'm KIND OF looking forward to finding out what it's all about up there, or over there.. Yikes! Not down there I hope!
And I believe that God gives us Glimpses in this world what the next world will be like.
Gosh, I think God talks to us in pictures sometimes. This is an un-edited photo that pretty much confirmed this to me..... Either that... or we all better be nice to this one!
I think we only need to look at his handy work to get a pretty good idea it's going to be pretty cool.
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