Do We Know For Certain Heaven is Home for Us?
by Mary Haskett
This morning I planned to visit Jean Darling in her hospital room, but my pastor called to say she had gone to heaven.
I recall one day when I visited, she had just recovered from a bout of pneumonia, and at 94, years old that was quite something. We sat in the lounge and talked. I said to Jean, “Your sister told me, you were quite ill last week Jean.”
“Yes,” she said, “I really thought I was going home to heaven.”
“I guess the Lord said, not yet Jean,” I responded.
“True,” she quipped, “and he has said that several times lately.” We both laughed, and I marveled at this saint of God who served on the mission field in India for a 40 year span.
Do we know with a certainty that heaven is home for us?
If we have accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour and
indeed if we live for Him, then we too will have a place in heaven.
Remember how Jesus promised:
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2 , KJV)
Dear Lord Jesus, How grateful I am for the provisions you have made for me. I pray to be ever focused and true to you in all I do and say. Amen.
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Mary is a writer and speaker. Since becoming a Christian she has served in many capacities. On a monthly basis in her home, she hosts a women’s prayer group, a women’s fellowship group, and Ready Writers, London of which she is the founder.
She serves in several ministries in her church.
She is a member of The The Word Guild. and Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.
Her book Reverend Mother’s Daughter was a finalist in the 2008 Word Guild of Canada Awards and won an IPPY award in the states. Her second book Because We Prayed was released two years ago. India My Calling is her latest release, and relates the compelling story of Jean Darling who served for 40 years on the mission field. Mary has had many articles published and has been a regular contributor to the community publication Christian Life in London. You can visit her at http://www.maryhaskett.com