A Letter From Heaven
The angels came and ushered me into God's presence, dear Mama.
They carried me, like you did, when I would fall asleep.
I awoke into the arms of Jesus,
the One who gave His life for me!
It's so beautiful up here, Mama;
so beautiful like you've always said!
A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God.
So overwhelmed with His love was I, dear Mama!
Imagine my joy seeing Jesus face to face!
His smile - so warm...
His face - so radiant...
"Welcome home - My child!" He tenderly said.
Oh, don't be sad for me, Mama.
I can run and jump
dance and sing!
I feel so light on my feet like I'm dreaming, Mama!
Sometimes I laugh as I dance in the presence of the angels.
The curse of death has lost its sting.
Oh, don't cry for me so, Mama.
Your teardrops fall like the summer rain.
Death is sorrowful with its separation.
Cry for a while, but not as those in vain.
Although God called me home so early,
with so many dreams we had, so many songs unsung.
I'll be in your heart, in your cherished memories.
The moments we had will carry you through.
Oh remember, Mama, when at bedtime, I'd crawl up in your bed?
You would tell me stories of Jesus and the love for us He had.
I looked into your face as you read to me in the candlelight.
"Will the angels come to carry me home too, Mama?"
You chuckled teasingly, ruffling my hair.
"Yes, my little angel, but you have to wait.
Trust Him as your Savior,
in His blood that was shed for you."
On bended knees you prayed for me,
a tear splashed down your cheek.
"Was that a tear Mama?" I asked you softly.
You looked away from me.
A tender sigh escaped your lips...
gathering your thoughts together...
" Yes, my little angel, tears in my heart water my prayers."
you said softly, kissing me goodnight.
I remember those nights, Mama ~
your treasured stories.
Mama's lullabies that I tucked in my heart.
In the darkness, the slamming of Daddy's door
echoed his drunkenness in the night.
Through the thin walls, I could hear you cry.
An angel weeps, my mama.
"Take care of Mama..." I asked God softly,
watering my prayers with tears.
That night, Mama when you prayed for me,
I got down on my knees.
The moonlight danced on the wooden floors
when I asked God to save me.
Although I didn't know what to say at first,
I remember what you said.
Pray from your heart, dear child,
you said tenderly, turning to the door to leave.
"Dear Jesus, I am a sinner.
I'm sorry for my sins.
I'm sorry they were so mean to you
when they nailed you to the tree.
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus,
and should the angels come,
take me to heaven with You.
And Jesus...I hear Mama crying,
watch her while she sleeps.
Forgive Daddy for being so mean,
as You have forgiven me.
In Jesus' name. Amen."
Jesus came into my life that night, dear Mama!
In the darkness, I could feel you smile.
Bells rang for me in heaven!
My name written in the Book of Life.
So don't cry for me, dear Mama,
I'm here in heaven because of you.
Jesus needs you now, for there are my brothers.
There's more work on earth for you to do.
One day when your work is over,
the angels shall come to carry you.
safely into the arms of Jesus,
the One who loved and died for you.
Do you have the assurance of this young girl,
that should the angels come, they will carry you home to glory?
Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."