Thursday, April 26, 2012

Heaven is For Real

Thoughts on Heaven is for Real – Becoming like little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven

I am writing to recommend the book Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo.  It is the true story of a little boy who visits heaven during emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix.  It is an easy read (possibly the only book I've read in one sitting) and very, very compelling!  God must love us so much to give us these little windows into eternal life with Him!  My mind is swirling today with thoughts of what me must do to be more like the little children as Jesus commands us in Matthew 18:3,  "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."  These are the things that come to mind when I think about what we should imitate in our children.  They are, in a word, humility.
What Children Do:
1.  Forgive easily
2.  Live in the moment
3.  Find joy and wonder in everything
4.  Have zeal
5.  Believe easily
6.  Offer unconstrained love (without fear)
7.  Wait expectantly when they ask for something
What Children Don't Do:

1.  Look in the mirror other than to make funny faces
2.  Wonder what other people think about them
3.  Filter their thoughts
4.  Hesitate to ask for help

Journal date: 4/15/11

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