When I was younger I did not think much about heaven, and what comes after we die. I was to busy living – or should I say making a life.
Working on my marriage. Working on my career. Working towards my dream of one day owning my own house.
I was also working on the spiritual side of things, but when you are young death still seem so far away, and earthly things so easily take up your attention.
It is only once my dad passed away in 2003, that I started thinking more about heaven. Although life goes on and you have to get back to living life, that sense of loss is always there. Reminding you of a loved one who has now gone to heaven before you.
It is now 2020. In the past seventeen years we have have more losses. My mother-in-law and her mother, my brother-in-law and last year my mom.
As you get older and you see your family shrinking, you start to realize that as time goes by, the loved ones in heaven is starting to become more than those left on earth. Even though not necessarily by number but by weight. The people, like your parents that had such a huge influence in your life. The ones that you still need around when times are tough and you need advice about the hard decisions you have to make.
This is why I seem to long more and more for heaven. It is as life on earth has lost its luster. As if the constant battle for survival is just not worthwhile anymore.<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Do you also feel a yearning for heaven? Or would you happily stay on earth for a while longer. Please share with us in the comments!Do you also feel a yearning for heaven? Or would you happily stay on earth for a while longer. Please share with us in the comments!
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