I’ll be home for Christmas

home“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4

This afternoon was very hard for me to leave my children and be away from them on this Christmas day. After dropping them off, I came home and ate the biggest piece of cherry pie and sulked on the couch while watching the Peggy Denny Show. (By the way, she had an awesome guest on her show today.) Somewhere in the middle of my hurt and pain and somehow associating Christmas with pain, I fell asleep thinking of all the people who are suffering more than I am at the moment. I thought about the mother’s who have lost custody of their children. I thought about the mother’s that lost their children a few weeks ago at Sandy Hook. How could I possibly be so sad with my situation? The Lord spoke to me and said “Do you think the children are crying right now? They are glad! So be glad my child, for I have blessed you!”

I had the sweetest dream and the Lord wanted me to share this dream for encouragement to all the people who are suffering during Christmas. In this dream, I ascended into the clouds and saw the biggest gate. I didn’t go in the gate and my spirit would not go near the gate, but instead I went around the gate. I saw that the gate was the entrance to the temple of heaven. I can’t even begin to describe how big the temple was. I was floating around the temple and saw glimpses of the structure. It was very white but more like pearl colored, it was not a solid white as the color would blind your eyes but it was a perfect shade of pearl. I did not see anyone around me but felt like I was being carried by the Holy Spirit as I felt and knew that Jesus was with me in this dream. I looked in front of the temple and I saw the ends of the earth. All the land before my eyes was of the new earth and as I looked down, I saw that I was over a mountain side that was greener than any grass that I have ever seen. There were gray rocks on the mountain side. Then, I saw many houses upon hills that were beautifully crafted and perfected on these hills in all shapes and sizes and colors. The colors are indescribable. It literally took my breath away and when I woke up I felt an overabundance of peace that I have never felt.

The Lord gave me this verse 14:1-4 and comforted my heart through his words. This is what he wants me to tell all believers that are suffering in these hard times. This earth is temporary. He is preparing a place for you and where you will go there will be no more suffering. He has shown me his work and he is preparing the kingdom for all of us! How exciting to know that our FATHER is preparing our rooms for us, adorning our places with gifts and jewels because we have endured! You will be rewarded for holding on to him and seeking him through these trying times. And he is giving us these things out of his love for us! Can you imagine? Not only did he come to this earth to die for our sins, but he is ALSO thinking of us to prepare for us a place without problems, without sadness, without tears! And there is so much peace knowing that our GOD is diligently working and preparing and planning for us to come home! The LORD said “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you!” John 14:18. He is not going to leave you here in the middle of this chaotic world of brokeness and that is his PROMISE to us! My heart cries out to the LORD today, not tears of sadness but tears of happiness because he is SO awesome and so amazing! For him to show us that his love is more that what he has already done for us on earth is just absoutely….unexplainable. My heart can not even begin to describe the LOVE that I feel for him at this moment. My prayer and hope to all is that your hearts be at peace. Be at peace knowing that JESUS is LORD in our lives. Over all circumstances. Over all suffering. Over all sickness. Over all broken families. Over all single mom’s struggling. Over all daddy’s who have lost their children. He can see your pain, he can see your suffering, he can see your tears. Remember that he was once flesh on this earth and has felt what you feel. No one understands that more than he does….keep holding on to him. Keep holding strong to your faith in him. Look within yourself and you will find him. He is waiting for you to talk to him so that he can bring peace into your hearts!

Love to all on this beautiful Christmas Day! Even though I was not able to go home to my parents this year, I was home for Christmas with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ today, if only in my dreams! He IS the reason for the season.

Blessings to all!
~S

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