Monday, June 8, 2015

Is Heaven for Real?

Ever since Mom passed, I’ve been thinking more and more about heaven

What’s it like?

What’s she doing up there?

Not too long ago, I pictured heaven like it was right out of the book of Revelation

Streets of gold, pearly gates, the whole nine yards

I’m not kidding

Now I’m not so sure

I have my moments—even minutes—of doubt about the afterlife

Is heaven for real?

Revelation doesn’t help much

Horsemen, Babylon, the whole millennial idea

It’s hard to tell what everything means

And so I do the only thing I know to do

I turn to Jesus

I put my trust in him

What does he have to say about all this?

Well, as you might imagine, he says a good bit

But, maybe my favorite thing, was on the day he died

When he turned to a criminal next to him and said, Today you’ll be with me in paradise

Letting an underserving guy make it into heaven

Plus a whole lot of other folks you and I know

And Mom

Eternally with the Lord

Well … that’s good enough for me


  1. Sometimes I have doubts too, Mike. I think it started when my dad died 25 years ago. I hope it's normal because sometimes doubting scares me. Thanks for the post. I'm so sorry about you mother's passing.

    1. Thanks, Dawn. I believe it's normal ... or, at the very least, there are a lot of us who have some doubts. :)

  2. Such a phenomenal perspective! Thanks, Mike. Your writing inspires me to think, speak, and BE more like Jesus.