The moon on 8/2/11
We've had a house guest staying with us this past week. "Coach" is J.'s soon-to-be college golf coach. When he arrived here he handed me the book, Heaven is for Real and said, "I think you should read this." Coach had been reading it on the plane and knew that I could easily read its 153 pages before he left for home, so I did. And I'm glad I did.
A little boy of four, Colton Burpo, had an emergency appendectomy and survived miraculously. He begins telling his dad and mom, bit by bit, month by month about his experience in Heaven. It's hard to really talk about the happenings of the book much without spoiling it for you, but it's really an amazing book full of faith and love, and it will make you think more and more about Heaven. What I appreciated is how the author, Colton's dad, reflected his son's visions of Heaven in scripture. This is not a book to base your whole Christian theology upon, but it's a simple glimpse of what's to come, as seen through a child's eyes.
Prince of Peace by Akiene Kramarik
Have you ever heard of Akiane Kramarik? She is a child prodigy who began drawing and then painting when she was six years old. She started telling her mother, an athiest, her stories about Heaven, and later Akiane began to paint them. Her mother had never spoken to her of God or allowed her to watch TV so it is believed that her stories and art were not influenced by anyone, but were given by God.
"I think that God knows where he puts our children, in each family," said Mrs. Kramarik. Cannot God reach us anywhere and any age and at any time He wants by any person He chooses? Even a small child? “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 19:14
God, give me a childlike faith.