Why is it that we very seldom talk about Heaven ?
Think about this: every single one of us reading
these words know that in a day yet future, life
will end. Yet we talk very little about what comes
when our lives here on planet earth finally end.
This web site update is being written by one whose life has recently been altered by several
life-transforming happenings. Because Nancy Alzheimer’s had continued to consume her
life, we needed to sell our home and move into a assisted living facility. As difficult as it was
we did move.
Then! On December 7 of 2018 …. and less than a month of living at Sunnybrook Village in
Brunswick …. Nancy fell and broke her neck. This 3 am fall was a devastating happening.
But I want move on in this story.
At this point – on March 13 – Nancy has been in 2 hospitals and 2 rehabs, and is now at
Horizon, an assisted living facility. And, she will undoubtedly spend the rest of her life there.
But there is one bit of good news midst this big upheaval: Nancy is living in a wonderful,
caring community that is only 15 minutes from Sunnybrook where I continue to live.
Given this series of happenings … I have recently been moved to think seriously about what
happens when life here is over. I’ve found, myself repeatedly thinking,
What do I think really happens at that particular moment
when my last breath, or Nancy’s last breath, is breathed?
As I have pondered these issues I have remembered a book I skim-read a couple of years ago.
That book, by Randy Alcorn is a 530 page detailed study; I remember thinking as I perused it,
sometime I need to really study this book. Of course that sometime never came …. UNTIL ….
all that I mention above became a shocking reality!!
You now know the essence of what has led to this update. No question about it. The more I
avoided doing it, the more definite it became: I absolutely had to update the Crossroads’ web
site. But before I open this article I want to add another important point regarding the whys
this update NOW.
I am doing this now because I am experiencing such a new and different strong conviction that
I can’t contain my exploding excitement. Never just 3 weeks ago would I ever have guessed
that my seemingly never ending woundedness would or could become a genuine, joyful,
sense of peace.
I am excited about Heaven and what I am discovering even as I write. I ask you to read on and
be encouraged. Please! Just honestly read the article on the side bar with a new open mind
and allow yourself the joy that I am convinced that your Creator and my Creator wants us to
See the the 3rd sidebar article: “What about Heaven?”.