O Death Where Is Thy Sting

I read the following in the book by Linda Strom entitled “Karla Faye Tucker SET FREE”. The author enclosed the following story in a letter she wrote to Karla Faye Tucker who was on death row awaiting her execution date. The story is a man sharing what it’s like in heaven with his Mother just prior to her death.

When you die, “…you’ll feel the separation of your soul and spirit from your body. The angel of the Lord Jesus himself will come and harvest your soul.

You’ll be traveling very quickly until you see the City of Heaven in the distance. It’s surrounded by four walls and three gates in each wall, each one carved out of a large pearl. The walls are made of jasper, which is a see-through stone. From within the City of Heaven is a great light and you can see the green ring around heaven, which is the wall of heaven.

As you approach the City of God you’ll come to one of the gates which you are supposed to enter and there is the Book of Life. A page will turn and there’s your name written there.

See your name written there: Jinnette Madeleine Roux Bergner, written in the blood of the Lamb, for that is the ink they use in the Book of Life.

Someone will call out your name and the gate of heaven will open and you will find yourself within the walls of the City of God. Just as you hear the gate close, if you’ll look down you’ll see that you’re standing on the golden road where the gold is so pure and refined that it looks like glass. You can see right through it. Then, if you look up into the sky in heaven you’ll notice there is no sun in the sky because the presence of God is the light of heaven. Keep walking on the golden road and you’ll see that it leads to the river of life. The water is crystal clear. And on each side are the trees of life and the leaves are for the healing of the nations.

Pick one of those leaves, Mom,  and press it to your heart. Now, let all that pain that’s in your heart left over from the war, from the agony of being an immigrant, from the abuse, from the hurt, from your disappointment-all that your heart has suffered- let all of the pain go into that leaf and throw it into the River.

Follow the River upstream and when you get to the source you’ll notice it’s coming from the throne, which is the throne of the King of Heaven. There are layers of fine jewels-sapphires and rubies and diamonds-and sitting on the layers of fine jewels with seven lamps and an emerald rainbow around it is Jesus. When He sees you He’ll come down off His throne and He’ll embrace you. There may be one tear left in your eye and if you want to, Ma, go right ahead and cry that last tear out. He’ll wipe it away from your eye.

Then He’ll sit down with you and you’ll have dinner together. And in heaven one day there is like a thousand  years down here, So, Ma,  if you wait for about 15 minutes we’ll all join you there.”

See you soon Shaun.


About menmourningmoments

I'm happily married, the Father of 2 sons and 2 daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Death is all around us but somehow we've managed to distance ourselves from it. Men, Mourning, Moments is about how the death of my son awakened me to life & the desire to seize every moment as though it were my last. It's about making sense of life in the good times and bad and allowing GOD to carry me and teach me through the hard times in life.
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One Response to O Death Where Is Thy Sting

  1. Ed Swinney says:

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