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Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)
TITLE: Heaven in My Dreams
By Janet Hessert
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“Debbie – your hair is so… long and blond and thick – like it was before you had those awful chemotherapy treatments. Did you know Derek graduated from college this year and got a job in DC? Oh… of course you knew. Silly me!
“And Gram – you’ve put on some weight – you’re not the thin, fragile woman I last saw that cold February evening, and …WOW! Your legs – well… they’re… they’re…they’re there… and you’re walking on your own! You have your smile back – that is so great to see! I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed you all these years…
“And Dad – you’ve got your hair back, too. Where’s the oxygen tank and tubing? … What? You don’t need it anymore? No cancer?!
“Grammy Burd – you look like you’ve grown back few inches of height. Oh, I see your back is no longer hunched, curved, and painful for you. As I would have imagined, you still hold your Bible close to your heart. Thank you for sharing your faith with me and with so many others.”
I had studied the Bible for most of my life and – foolishly – thought I had a pretty good handle on eternity. Boy… was I mistaken. This ‘place’ called heaven was so much more - it's difficult to put into words. There is a sense of total peace and wholeness that is foreign to me. Everything around me is filled with absolute joy – it’s indescribable.
As I begin looking out around myself, I see the kindest face upon which I’ve ever laid my eyes – it’s my Heavenly Father – the true patriarch of this family. He is holding out His hand toward me, saying “Welcome home, child… welcome home.”
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