Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dearest Sweet Mom

Dearest Sweet Mom,

I wish you could know what I have discovered here in Heaven.  If you could see everything that I can see now, you would understand so much more about the ‘why’ questions you ask God every night.  There is so much I want to tell you and to show you, but there are no words to describe it to you beyond what God has already revealed to you in his Word. 

I know you're sad because you see our separation as the worst tragedy that anyone could ever imagine.  But, Mom, it’s not like that at all.  I am the safest that I have ever been.  I am the happiest that I could ever be. I am living in the light of the strongest, truest Love that has ever been. I know you think that no one could love me more than you do and that no one could love you more than I loved you on Earth.  But there is a love that is greater than human love and it is the Perfect Love of God, and every living soul who knows Him will live with Him here eternally.  Mom, we are alive in Him and because of His great love for us. 

There is only one thing that I want and that is for you to know this great Love and to be alive forever with your Creator, God.  The interesting thing is that His love for you has no beginning and no end.  Your life on earth had a beginning and it will have an end, but in Heaven there is no ending to your life. But you have to trust God with your earthly life before you can be here with Him for your eternal life.  At just the right time and in God’s perfect way, those who love Him on Earth come to live with Him in Heaven.  But, Mom, there is so much that God wants you to do before that perfect time.  He has it all under control – here and on Earth – but I know that you can’t see that part of God’s plan yet.  
Mom, if you really love and trust me, you must believe me when I tell you that everything I say is true.  You can trust God!  When our Savior brought me safely into God’s Perfect Presence, it was just exactly at the right time for me.  I know you don’t think it was the right time for you, and I know that your heart has been aching with grief and the pain of my being away from you. I know that is how you see it – how you feel and how you think about my physical death.  But, Mom, that is not the way it really is.  Physical death on Earth is just an illusion that the evil deceiver wants you to see. Look beyond the Veil of life and death and see that there is so much more!  

Human life is just that - life for human creation!  It is a time when God’s greatest creation, men and women, can enjoy the Earth – the fruitful Creation that God made especially for us to enjoy!  From where I stand now, I can see how Earth was meant to be and will be again.  It’s a mess right now, Mom, because of the foolish fallen deceiver.  But God will completely restore Earth to be the beautiful perfect world He created for life!  God will be there with us just as He intended in the beginning.  And there will be no end to life – that’s why it's called eternal life!  It really doesn’t end! 

But, Mom, the most important Person in this eternal life is not me – or you – or Grandma – or anyone else that you or I have ever known.  The Most Excellent One – the God of all of Creation – is the only One who is worthy of our praise!  Until you get here, you probably won’t really understand, but you have to believe me. God alone is the Only One worthy of our Worship!  He is so much more amazing and wonderful than anyone on Earth can understand – because of darkness that hides His Complete Love! He is the only True God, and loving Him above everything else is really all that matters to Him. 

And some day, when the time is right for God to bring you here, I want you to know this Perfect Love!  Actually, Mom, I want you to know God’s perfect love right now.  There is nothing more important to me than for you to know that God’s Love is the only thing that matters after all the things of our earthly life ends. I want you to love God more than anything or anyone right now. Because until you do, you won’t believe what you’ve been missing. The Love of God is the only real Love. The love that I have for you now is so much more powerful than even when I was with you on Earth because it is Perfect Love that comes from God. The truth is that the only love we have comes from God! The love you have for me that consumes your thoughts today is only possible because God made you with His Perfect Love. Only when you know Him can you really understand the power of His great love. As much as you love me, I promise you that God loves you and me so much more! 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it (Genesis 1:1-5).

The Word is not only God’s holy book, The Bible, but the Word is the Living Son of God.  He is the most beautiful part of being in Heaven. He reflects the love of our Creator, God. We were made by God and for God to worship God alone.  And Jesus, the Living Son of God, was right there when you and I were made just as He was there when all the other things on Earth and in the heavens were made. There is no darkness here because the Living Son is the most amazing light and there is no place here where there is no light.

But there is darkness in the world in which you still live, and the darkness there often hides the light of the Living Savior.  It is the darkness in the hearts of men and women, boys and girls, who do not know about God – God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – the Creator God, the Savior God, and the Comforter God.  And, so, Mom, the Light of God’s Love came to the Earth in human form to show us the Love of God.  He sees the many people who are lost in the darkness of their own hearts.  They are deceived by the lowly hater of men, the fallen rebellious angel of darkness. It is a frightening thing to see that many of the people we love are lost in his darkness, believing his lies, and following him to a place of eternal darkness, the only true death which is being separated from the love of our great God.

We rejoice here in Heaven though because we now know the reason why God’s Son, Jesus, was willing to leave this amazing place to live as a man on Earth. It was for God’s Creation – it was for you, Mom, and for all of us who were so loved by God that He was willing to sacrifice the one thing he loved most to save us from eternal darkness.  The only real death is the eternal darkness of being separated from God and from those we loved on Earth. There is no real death for people who choose to love the only true God.  Mom, I am alive – eternally alive in the brilliant presence of Holy God – and there is nothing on Earth to compare with this amazing spiritual life.

Sometimes, Mom, when you are thinking about how much you love me, it almost seems like you love me more than you love God.  It almost seems like you worship me more than you worship God.  If that were true, it would break my heart because it would mean that you don’t love God more than anything.  And that would break God’s heart – His enormous Perfect Heart of Love!  Sometimes on Earth, we forget that Jesus told us that the most important things we could do in our human life - to love God above all, and then to love each other like God loves us.

Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:37). 

Jesus said these two things are the most important because everything else in Heaven and Earth depend on this kind of love.  Jesus was actually quoting what God had commanded His people to do so that they could show all the other nations the love of the One True God. Did you know that the only truly satisfying purpose for anyone’s life is to love God? Oh, Mom, if only people on Earth could realize that the Love of God is truly all that satisfies our souls! Without His Love there would be no love at all.  Mom, you love me because God created you with Love! When we love God above anyone else, He gives us even more love for each other.  Mom, you think you love me more right now than you could possibly ever love anyone – but when you truly love God more than me, then you will love me – and everyone else - with Perfect Love. 

It’s important to me that you know Perfect Love because Perfect Love casts away fear. And fear is the evil tool of the wicked deceiver. Fear is the worst thing on Earth because it gets in the way of really knowing God’s purpose for us. Fear is that darkness that hides God from our hearts. Fear is that thing that makes you so sad, Mom. Fear is a lie from the fallen deceiver. Fear tells you that you will never be happy without me. Fear tells you that your life is not worth living any more. Fear tells you that you have no reason to enjoy life. Mom, this fear is a lie! If you could know what I know now, you would live every day on Earth sharing God’s Love with other people who are living in fear and darkness. You would spend as much time as you could enjoying the good things of the Earth that God has given to you – food to strengthen your body, fresh air to fill your lungs, and water to drink to satisfy your thirst. These are the things God has given to sustain human life. Mom, breathe! Eat!  Drink the freshness of life while you are alive on the Earth so that you can show other people God’s Perfect Love! 

Mom, there is something that God wants you to do for Him – for me and for all of us who are alive in God’s Heaven! There is someone you know who does not know God. Just like when God gave the commandment to His people, Israel, to love Him with all their hearts, souls, and minds so that the other nations would know Him – there is someone there on Earth – maybe many who are living in darkness and do not know about God’s Love.  He is counting on you to tell them about the eternal life they can have starting now that never ends. He gave you faith when you put your trust in His Son, Jesus as your Savior and Lord!  Mom, that Faith is all that anyone needs to have to be able to live here in Heaven. Spend the rest of your life on Earth loving God more than anything else – even more than me – and when God’s time is right, you will know what I know and see what I see – and we will be together again worshiping the One True God in Heaven forever!