This Is How I See Heaven

I’m not so afraid of going to heaven now as I used to be. In fact I kind of look forward to going because some of the people I love most are there. It has changed my perspective of heaven, from a far away foreign place to a sweet home place. My grandparents, mother-in-law, daddy, mama and a miscarried baby are all in heaven.

I envision this home place to be a large gray wooden and stone house with a big rocking chair front porch. Everyone is sitting outside visiting and drinking tea except my 2 grandmothers and my mother-in-law Marie. They are inside cooking up a big meal of fried chicken, cornbread, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans and a variety of desserts. My daddy is reading the newspaper, glasses pulled down low on his nose and mama and I sit close by talking about every day things. Paw-paw is sitting back rocking in the rocking chair and Papa is holding my beautiful baby boy.

The smell of the food drifts out of the open windows and our noses perk up. We all make our way to a large wooden table made for a large family. The table is loaded with all sorts of wonderful foods, candles lit in the middle and the best china and silverware. As I look around I feel a sense of contentment, fulfillment, and joy like never before. At the head of the table sits my most beautiful, loving Savior Jesus Christ. He is there with us in the home place, He made the home place, He is the reason there is a home place.

I realize my vision of heaven is not quite like the golden streets, and mansions described in the Bible but for me that gray home, which is my grandparent’s home place, is as close to a mansion as I can imagine.

I do get homesick for my permanent home sometimes now and then because I miss my loved ones so. But I thank God I have the hope of knowing I will see them again. Do you get homesicK? How do you envision heaven?

I don’t have a pic of my grandparent’s old home place so the one above is not their’s but its pretty close and the yard is “heavenly” don’t ya think”?

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  1. Julie, you paint a beautiful picture of what is to come…the BEST! Thank you!

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