I do not believe that Hans will suffer a loss of reward simply because his earthly life was short. His time here was relatively brief, but it was complete; therefore, there was no longer any reason for him to stay among us. Instead, it was ordained of God that Hans should continue his life in…… Continue reading Mission Accomplished
Hans spent most of his life right here at home in the house he grew up in. Of course, he went places and did things; he spent his first birthday in California while we were there visiting family. But, other than that, he never left Alaska. He never “got his own place”; never had to…… Continue reading In My Father’s House
James Smith, “The Rest!” 1865 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father’s house, our Savior’s home, and our eternal dwelling-place! To the weary and way-worn, there is something delightful in the thought of REST. They love to think of Heaven as the place where they shall “rest from their labors.”…… Continue reading The Rest
In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26 “Take realizing views of heaven’s bliss; think what it will be to you. ‘Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty.’ All earthly brightness fades and darkens as we gaze upon it, but here is a brightness which can never dim, a glory which can…… Continue reading Thoughts for a Young Man on His Last Night on Earth
…having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Philippians 1:23 “Death, to the believer, is but passing out of a world of sorrow and of sin — and entering upon a world of indescribable glory! If we lived more in anticipation of the happiness that waits us —…… Continue reading Anticipation
“Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire…… Continue reading The Blessed Contemplation
“Regarding the issue of your loved ones who will not be in Heaven, you need to take God at His Word and trust that when the time comes for you to join Him, He will see to it that you are filled with an eternity’s worth of inexpressible joy.” God’s wisdom and truth from the…… Continue reading In Heaven, Will You Remember Unsaved Loved Ones?
Love photographs them in the heart! (William Thoseby, “Foot-prints on the Sands of Time” 1869) It is true there are strong consolations and compensations in Divine providence, but even the Christian consolations cannot drink up all the heart’s sorrow in the hour of separating death. We cry with truth, but yet in tears, “O death,…… Continue reading Love Photographs Them in the Heart!
Morning, January 29th – C.H. Spurgeon “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”— 2 Corinthians 4:18 In our Christian pilgrimage it is well, for the most part, to…… Continue reading Forward Lies the Crown, Onward is the Goal. – C.H. Spurgeon
In response to a reader… “I chose this verse today because it expresses what I like to think my son may have been thinking in the moments before he left his body for Heaven. Hans believed on Jesus as his Savior and Redeemer. This means Hans was counting on nothing other than the fact that…… Continue reading God’s Promise For January 25
In my flesh shall I see God. Job 19:26 Mark the subject of Job’s devout anticipation “I shall see God.” He does not say, “I shall see the saints” – though doubtless that will be untold felicity – but, “I shall see God.” It is not – “I shall see the pearly gates, I…… Continue reading C.H. Spurgeon, Evening, January 10
Dear Grieving, Believing Parent: This hymn never fails to lift my spirit and I can’t wait to sing it with all the saints in glory. Take a few minutes’ break from your day to view the video link. I think I can promise you will be encouraged.
“We took the Christmas tree down the day after the crash, January 12, 2016 – Hans’ birthday. His twenty first birthday, which he celebrated in Heaven.” Click here to read the entire post.
Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ’s prayer…The soul cannot be in both places: the beloved one cannot be with Christ and with you too. Now, which pleader shall win the day? Click here to read the rest.