One Year in Heaven

A year ago today, my friend Gail went to Heaven to meet Jesus.

It has not been an easy year.

I still miss her so much, and it seems hard still to believe that she is not just a phone call or an email away.

But today, I am just wondering…

What would you do to celebrate your first anniversary in Heaven?!!

Please don't be offended with my crazy theology here!  I realize that Heaven does not use our clock or calendar or almanac…God's time is so beyond our comprehension!  If a thousand years is as one day to Him, then one year's time must seem like a few seconds at the most.  I do understand and believe that!

But for today, I just need to believe that Gail and Jesus might be sitting on the bank of the crystal river, fishing poles in hand, a picnic basket nearby and a choir of angels with banjos and fiddles performing in a heavenly bandstand behind them, while Gail keeps times by splashing her toes in the water.

Just for today…that's what I need to think about; because when I think about her not being here it still hurts too much.

One year in Heaven…I know she must be having the time of her life; because really, when we arrive there, we will begin truly living for the first time in our lives!

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace;
In the mansions bright and blessed
He’ll prepare for us a place
Refrain:
When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!
While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when trav’ling days are over,
Not a shadow, not a sigh.
Refrain:
When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!
Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.
Refrain:
When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!
Onward to the prize before us!
Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open;
We shall tread the streets of gold.
Refrain:
When we all get to heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We’ll sing and shout the victory!

"When We All Get To Heaven" by Eliza E. Hewitt, 1898

3 Replies to “One Year in Heaven”

  1. awww so sorry for your deep loss, it’s so hard, but I really like your thoughts that she is fishin’ with Jesus and listening to the angels music! 🙂 Why not?

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