Toward the end of last week things got so intense and sharing here was not a possibility. Now that things have slowed for a short while I wanted to update.
Yesterday, Sunday, just before the sun rose, Mom went to Heaven. Since last Tuesday she seemed to have one foot there and one foot still here. One morning in particular she spent talking about a huge banquet being prepared in Heaven and was so adamant that all of our family be there. By name she called out family members one after another with the simple imperative, “Come.” Family, friends, I promised her I’d tell you this. For five days I got to stand at the edge of eternity getting little glimpses of God’s heart and feeling His nearness. The spiritual realm of Heaven and Hell, angels and demons was and is so real. God’s heart for you is good. She talked about feeling His arms of love and fell back on her pillow in amazement. A banquet is being prepared for God’s bride and you are invited to belong in that group- to sit at the family table and feast on, what Mom kept calling, a breakfast buffet. She even said she smelled glorified bacon! Revelation 22:17 says, “The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”