Wednesday, July 7, 2010
HAPPY MAIL DAY FROM HEAVEN
Hi Momma and Mike,
I thought it was time I spoke to you all through your imagination. You know God blesses us each with the ability to imagine things, and our imaginations can be used in so different ways. Sometimes we can use it to help us cope with sadness and heartache. I think God gave you your imagination to do just this at this time in your life.
You know don't you Momma that I am in heaven? Of course you do. I see you and Mike, Dad and Jill. I see Buddy and Lori and Shari. I see Uncle Freddie and Aunt Mary. All my brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. I see my extended family like Amanda and her family and all my church family, my Home Depot family. The wonderful friends I made while working for the City of Bossier and for Cintas. I see the many longtime lawn customers I had who were more than customers. They were my friends. And I see all the friends I ever made along the way; some of whom I didn't even know still cared for me.
And all your blogging friends, Momma. WOW it is unbelievable all the prayers that have been sent up for all my family and for me. Prayers from people from all over the world that I never knew. I will thank you in person one day though. Take the strength Momma. Take it Buddy. Lori, Shari, Mike, Dad and all of you who are hurting take the strength those prayers have sought. It's there for you. Don't let the cries of mercy go in vain. God is answering prayers faster that I can even tell you.
And those of you who helped my family in other ways too, you all know who you are and please know we see it up here and God is smiling and writing it all down!
And some of you are handling my absence easier than others. I know you miss me. I want all of my family to know that I surely knew how much you loved me. I was blessed beyond belief to be your son, and your brother. Your uncle and your nephew. I was amazingly blessed to be your friend.
I can't really say that I am missing YOU though and wait a minute........what I mean is that up here in Heaven the time thing is not the same as you know it to be and you will be reunited with me in a twinkling of the eye by our time here so there is not time for me to be sad. But the main reason I am not sad is because here there is no such thing as sadness. It's true all you ever read about is true and so much more.
Please don't spend any more time thinking of my last breathes on earth because I can tell you that I did not suffer pain. One second I was in my house and the next second I was looking at the face of God. And I was holding the hands of Jesus.
I hope beyond all things that each of you will begin to let God heal your hearts and you will keep me in your heart as well. I am still alive within each of you and am totally alive in heaven. WOW is all I can say about that. You just would not believe how glorious it is.
Remember the good times and the love we shared. Don't even let your mind go to places that are not happy and good. Celebrate my life but not my death, because I did not die. I live forever and you will also live forever with me when you are finished with your jobs there. You see THAT is the reason God called me home.
He told me that he had created me to be born of you, Momma and that I had one specific job on earth to do. When it was my time to either do my job or refuse my job I would be called away from all of you because my time would be over on earth. I never even knew what my job would be, but all of a sudden here I was in heaven and God said to me "Well done my faithful servant. Well done". "You are my child and you listened when I spoke". I had actually done the job I was created for. I came to heaven not because I deserved it but because of the Cross and because I listened.
And you see family, this is what I want for all of you. You won't ever know why you are there until you leave, but please, please be ready. Just live as you know you should and always listen. Open your hearts to listen and to love. Be joyful and you will rise to the challenge when your special heavenly job presents itself. And please let God take the heartache away, because if your heart is filled with sadness, depression and you are having trouble finding your way then you will miss the joy God so desires you to know. Please come out of the darkness and into the light. I'm telling you, it's all about love. I'll help you if you will let me.
I love you all and we will be together soon and it will NEVER end. WOW!
Oh and talk about joy. You probably heard me hooping and hollering when I saw my old faithful pal Bugsy again.
I'm still smiling and I'm smiling at all of you too.
Eternally in your heart and soul, Jake