Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Heaven Is For Real

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.)


  1. Thank you for the great read. I believe there is a heaven and it is real, While I am not very active in the church I do believe. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I love how you were able to pull your own life into the little boys story. I have had some experiences too that really made me stop and think about whether it was real or not. I am still on that journey to sort out my own thoughts but its comforting to know that others have shared these experiences too.

  3. thanks for sharing your experience for me is all about faith I know and I believe there is a heaven.

  4. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences. I don't know what to think. I have witness this myself too, with my father, and having worked with Hospice for several years. I just don't know. I guess someday I will. Thanks! Peace.

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I believe that there is a heaven and that are loved ones can come back and visit or watch over us. I still feel my grandmother around me at times and she passed away many years ago. Blessings.

  6. I love this post. I believe in Heaven. I have a daughter that there is now and I believe is waiting on me to get there. Thank you for sharing.


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