THE LULU CHRONICLES
“I created you with the capacity to experience foretastes of heaven.” ~Sarah Walker- Jesus Calling
The other morning while reading from the devo book I’m using, that quote stuck with me. Foretastes of Heaven… what could that possibly mean? And, had I ever felt like I had experienced anything like that? Once I starting thinking about it though, all of a sudden I was overwhelmed. I’ll list a few for you…
…. The look of pure, eager love on my groom’s face as I walked down the aisle towards him… heaven came near.
… The births of each of my sons and the first time their tiny fingers wrapped around mine, the world became perfect… and, heaven came near.
… Every time my 85-year-old mother wraps her arms around her 61-year-old daughter, I experience unconditional love… and, heaven comes near.
… Every time a sunset takes my breath away … heaven comes near.
… The mornings I wake up after a storm, throw back the curtains and am greeted with the most perfect shade of blue painted in the sky… heaven comes near.
… The hope that flooded my heart when my husband’s last PET scan was cancer-free… heaven came near.
… Riding LuLu on a summer morning as the earth first yawns… heaven comes near.
… The perfect ‘bite’ of sweet and salty… heaven comes near.
… A prayer uttered in private, mixed with tears and longing… heaven comes near.
… Standing in a hospital room as I watched each son hold his first-born, and a tiny fist reached up and… heaven came very near.
Foretastes of heaven… are all around us if we just … look.