This post is part of Five Minute Fridays, where we get together and write for… you guessed it… 5 minutes. No editing, no back tracking, just pure and simple writing for the sake of writing. Then you head back over to FMF and post a link to your writing. It’s good practice. Today’s word is visit.
Visit. It’s such a homey type word. I love to go home, to visit friends and family. We have family in Nashville, and family in Shreveport. I miss them so much at times, and I really want to go home.
But more than that, there are times I want to go home. The Bible says something to the effect that we are strangers here and that we dwell in earthly tents. (I’ll look up the exact verse in a minute.) And I long for that heavenly home. I am tired of the toil and the strife and the arguing and the hurt that we have here. There are times that I can’t even begin to imagine what being in Heaven will be like, but I know that I will be with Jesus.
Did you hear about the book called Heaven is For Real where the little boy said he visited Heaven when was in surgery for appendicitis? It was an amazing book (we listened to the audio version). And while it was a short “visit” for him, it has changed his life.
We are planning a visit to Shreveport in a little less than a month. We’ll get to see sisters and brother and nieces and nephews and hug necks and kiss cheeks. I miss them all so very much. And the sense of home will fill our hearts until next time.
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Oh, and by the way, there is a little girl who says she has also visited Heaven and seen Jesus, and has painted him. When Colton saw her painting, he said, “Yes, that’s what Jesus looks like.”