Thursday, December 16, 2010

Heavenly Conjecture

I have wondered on many occasions what kind of information is passed along in the heavenly realm from those recently passed on to those entrenched in their heavenly routine.  The thought has again entered my mind as an older lady friend has recently passed away.  Jean was a friend of mine, as well as a dear friend of mom's.

This opens a whole can of celestial worms in which I can only offer my own conjecture and nothing else. You may dissent but only on the grounds that you are as inconclusively hopeful as I am about the prospect of heavenly protocol.

One question I have is did Jean just show up at mom's residence?  Was mom tending her garden, maybe humming a hymn?  Was she reading? Was she at her parent’s house for a visit?  Was she with, well, the Lord and missed Jean's house call? 

Did she have advance notice of her friend coming home?  Is it a feeling she gets or is she alerted by someone/something?  

Did they meet over tea?  We are told there will be feasts in heaven.  Feasts that do not wreak havoc on your buttocks and thighs.  Please excuse me while I sing the Hallelujah chorus. 

Was Jean able to talk to mom regarding earthly things?  I realize there is no sadness in heaven but we are told there is joy.  Joy that could be found in earthly manifestations of good-will, godly bonds, those "Ah-ha!" moments where the tangled mess of life's tapestry is transformed by turning over the mangled picture to reveal something beautiful on the other side.  I am almost certain they share that information.  Don't you think?

But still, selfishly, a part of me wonders if mom thinks and inquires about us individually.  Her close friends, her four children, six grand-children...

However whimsical I wish to be in this regard, I'm pretty certain her entire mind, spirit, motivation and attention have been completely transformed to such an extent that it makes these questions null and quite self-centered.  Yet, I can only operate within my own framework of knowledge and inquiry about what the future holds for us left behind and for those who have gone on before us.  What we do know {in faith}, is that it is good, good, good. 

1 Corinthians 2:9

But just as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And [which] have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him."


  1. In just a short time, you'll acquire all of this knowledge. And what you find will be beyond what our earthly imaginations allow us!

  2. Hey Amanda, this is Lindsay, Andy's friend from Lewisburg. I ran across your blog once with Meagan, and I have to say I find your writing so enjoyable. You definitely have a talent. And this entry is so beautiful it brought me to tears. My grandmother just passed away. She was such a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart, and I can't help but picture her walking down those streets of gold teaching the saints how to make a perfect apple pie.
    But I really just wanted to say that this made me smile, and thanks for that. As sad as we all are here for our loss I know that she's experiencing only joy.