"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."
"But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself."
This morning like many others Joe came to talk with me in bed before Ryan and Carly got up. Sometimes our morning talks are very deep other times not so much. This morning talk started out deep and just got deeper. He said, "Do we only have one life?" "What do you mean?" I asked. "You know how people say cats have nine lives... do we only have one?" If you know Joe at all you know that ever since he could talk he likes to ask questions he already knows the answer to. So I said, "what do you think?" he said, "I think we only have one life on earth, but we get to live forever in heaven if we believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins." "exactly right Joe" I replied.
"What about that box like they had at Grandpa Trzynka's funeral?" "The casket I asked," "yeah" Joe said, "where do you get one of those?" I then explained to him about the funeral home and he wanted to know all of the details of Matthew's funeral. He then told me, "mom Matthew's in heaven because God lets all little babies into heaven because they never got a chance to hear about him." I said, "Isn't that awesome?" He then asked, "who takes care of all the babies?" and I said, "well before Matthew died Pastor Rick told daddy and I that once Matthew took his last breath on earth his next breath would be in heaven and he would be a grown man." Joe interrupted me and said, "no fair he's older... why?" I said, "because god will make our bodies perfect and will fix all that is wrong with them, like your eye Joe, It will work prefect and you will never need glasses again." He said, "Ohhh man...I like my eye the way it is. I like how I can kind of see double out of it." I said, "But Joe you will see perfect..." He replied, "I'm happy with my eye the way it is, but it will be nice to have my scar gone and it will be fun to see all the gold."
Imagine that I have been stressing and worrying about Joe's eyes for years and he likes them the way they are. I kind of reminds me of things in my own life and learning to be happy with what God has blessed me with. I am blessed. Truly Blessed.