Saturday, November 16, 2013

Where The Heart Is...

As I've discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, I haven't been feeling the best.

Off and on, I feel like I have more energy than I do, other days.  But, generally speaking, I do not have the energy I had prior to me becoming ill in September 2012 and having that emergency surgery.

Something very different happened to me, a few weeks ago.  It was something that hasn't really happened, before.

On Tuesday, October 22nd, a few weeks ago, I went to the library, just like I normally do.

Before I left to go there, I hadn't really felt well.  Just as I had felt off and on for more than a week.

While driving home, I found myself feeling tired.  This was in addition to having a headache, and gut pain.

By the time I reached home, I was grateful that I was able to take some time to rest.  I set my cell phone alarm, and went to lay down.

I can't say to be sure, but it felt like I must have been asleep by the time my head hit the pillow.

While asleep, I felt great!  Both physically and emotionally!

You see, I spent some time with my now deceased husband, Gordon.  And, we saw some people rising in the air, to go to heaven.

Gordon told me that I needed to go back.  I literally heard his voice., when he told me that.  Then, I heard his voice, again.

When I said I didn't want to leave him, he replied in a soft and loving tone, "Lynn, you need to wake up..."

I'm sure you can guess that I woke up.  Right then.  Right as I had begun crying in my dream, not wanting to leave him.

Within a few seconds of waking, I found myself crying.  I felt let down, that He hadn't taken me home, during my rest and dream time.

This was, after all, the first time in a very long time, that I had dreamed of Gordon.  And, I hadn't wanted my time with him to end.

I found myself feeling sorry that God hadn't taken me home.  To heaven.  To be with Him... and with Gordon.

It wasn't easy, but I had to shake off the feeling of pain and sorrow, once again.  Was this grief?  I have no idea.  Maybe so.  Maybe not.

In any case, I had to stop feeling troubled.  So I prayed.

I was reminded of John 14:1-3, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

God knows I believe in Him.  And, because I do, I try to keep my eyes on Him, rather than spend my life feeling troubled.

How grateful I am to Him, for making promises to us, His children.

How grateful I am that He has gone and prepared a place for me.  And, for all who believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

How thankful I am that one day, He'll come and take me home.  Home, to heaven.

But, for now... I'm here on earth.   Even so, home is where the heart is.


Until next time...

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