Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A taste of Heaven

I'm sure I'm not the only one who ever day dreams about Heaven and what it will be like when we are all together, am I right? That being said, I think I caught a glimpse the other night.

This past weekend I went out and spent the night at my cousin, Grace's, house. I typically have a blast whenever I go out there. She was the sister I never had when I was younger. We grew up together as much as we could and when we weren't together we were on the phone creating the best memories. Her parents, my aunt and uncle, were the ones that got me my first Bible and took me to Church for my first time (and my second, third, fourth, fifth, etc. ;)) Their oldest boy, Erik, was the one who baptized me last summer, anytime I see Daniel walk into Staples my day at work is tremendously better, and Kevin (paralyzed from the neck down but way better off than most paralysis patients), he teaches all of us what true faith in God is like. Then there is their oldest, beautiful child Jen, married and living happily in Minnesota. She never fails to send me cards on important occasions filled with encouragement. So, to say this family is special to me, would be an understatement.

There was a moment, when we were all gathered in the family room, watching an old western movie and making fun of it (come on, they're funnnny!) when I understood what true contentment and fellowship is like. To be sitting and doing really nothing special, but to be so happy... that's beautiful. The only thing missing from the picture was our Lord and Saviour, but really, He was there in spirit.

I yearn for Heaven with my dear family. I yearn for Heaven with all of you. And I deeply yearn, with all of my heart and soul and body, for Heaven with my King.

And yet, as always, I know there is work yet to be done on this earth. Therefore, I shall continue being content with my tastes of Heaven, God will give me enough to sustain me =)


Dragonflysoul said...

what a special evening spent with the ones you love :-)

that kind of closeness is sooo blessed and special. and that you have that with people other than your immediate family is such a blessing. none of my family has ever really been very close, so i pray for those kinds of moments and memories with a family of my own someday.

thanks for the reminder to appreciate and cherish the intimate moments with our beloved :-)

Tracy said...

I'm so glad you had such a great evening with your family. Those moments are such a blessing.

= )

Stepheny Weaver said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I wil TRY to take it easy! It won't be that easy with our family! :) Thanks again!

=) Stepheny

P.s., is it o.k. if I add you to my blog roll? Thanks!