Heaven. What if we were to hear the trumpet call today? Am I ready? Am I assured that my name is in the Book of Life? Oh, yesssss…..
I have a few thoughts about heaven …A never-ending “welcome home” party is waiting for our arrival…Our heavenly Father will come to greet us with open, loving arms…we’ll feel more at home than we ever did on earth because we’ll be with our Father…there won’t be any more cosmetic counters…we will be naturally perfect. Yeah, I’m ready for that.
And to think that we will never, ever, ever be weary. Sometimes I wake in the morning and I’m already tired…. and the day hasn’t even gotten started yet! But we won’t feel like that in heaven. No more pain, no more questions, no more evil. Can you imagine?
Oh, yes. I’m ready………..
Now you have to read this………………….
While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the man.
‘Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the senator.
‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’
And with that, St. Peter escort s him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
‘Now it’s time to visit heaven.’
So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity..’
The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.’So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage and swirling flames of fire are consuming the people!
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above, all the while screaming in agony!
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the senator. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends are screaming and there is trash everywhere! What happened?’
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ‘Yesterday we were campaigning.. ..
Today you voted.’