I was able to catch a glimpse of a special feature in the news today. It is about the experience of a boy, then about 4 years old and his trip to Heaven and back. This experience has been written in the book entitled "Heaven Is For Real."
Colton Burpo was rushed to the hospital for a emergency surgery due to a ruptured appendix. Months after his recovery, the little boy told his parents that he left his body during the surgery, watched as the doctor operated on him and saw his parents in the other room while he was undergoing the surgery. He said he saw Jesus, God the Father and witnessed the Holy Spirit. The book has been made into a movie which I will eagerly await.
I know there are always people who do not believe in these kinds of things, but I do believe, based on the experiences I had when I was a child. When I was about 12 years old, my great aunt came down with fever. After her fever subsided, she looked up to the ceiling and said "What a beautiful place this is!" In a few hours, her skin color turned grayish and my father rushed her to the hospital. Within a few minutes, my great aunt passed away.
Another experience I had was with my paternal grandmother. She was in the hospital for a general check up. While she was sitting up in bed, she suddenly said "Why are there so many children here? So many beautiful children!" In a few days, my strong, lively, healthy grandmother died of a heart attack.
My grandfather was on his death bed when he asked where my father was. My dad was on his way to his father's house when my grandfather said "He better hurry up, I don't want to miss my trip." A few hours after my dad arrived, his father breathed his last.
I do not know if these "visions" were "hallucinations" because they were sick, but what puzzles me is that the visions were very similar to one another - a beautiful place, beautiful children, a trip. I believe these are visions of heaven and angels. What else could they be?
You may disagree with me, but deep in my heart, this is my belief. This is my faith.
Heaven is about coming home to a place of peace and pure love. And yes, Heaven is for real.
(This is NOT a sponsored post. The reason I wrote about this is because I was moved by the little boy's story and how it made me remember my loved ones who passed away to a happy place.)