“MOOOOOOMMMMMYYYYY!!!!” My middle son ran out the front door and ran into my arms. What a great feeling! I had just come back from a women’s weekend away. One of the great things as a mom about getting away is getting to see your children’s excitement when you return. My youngest came running out next doing the same thing. “I missed you, I love you, you look pretty.” Awwww, so sweet. I walked into the house and my oldest barely looked up from his 3DS as he said, “Hi.” Oh well, 2 out of 3 isn’t bad…
I went on a women’s retreat with my church. We stayed in a hotel, ate together (but I still managed to lose weight this week!), laughed together, played games together, got to know each other more, worshipped together and listened to a speaker. The topic was “In the Light of Eternity.”
Well in the light of “In the Light of Eternity” – that’s a mouthful, huh? OK well in light of our topic, I thought I’d share some of the things my boys have said or questions they’ve asked through the years about Heaven. I wish I could tell you who said what and how old they were, but frankly I don’t always remember, and no matter how many times people told me, “You have to write those things down” I didn’t. So from the mouths of my boys:
Will there be video games in Heaven? If Heaven is better than earth, then there must be video games, but I bet they are even more fun than the ones we play now.
Will we have to go to the bathroom in Heaven?
Will we ever sleep in Heaven?
If we get a new body when we go to Heaven, what age will it be? Will we all be the same age? Or will we be forever the age that we are when we die?
If we get a new body when we go to Heaven, what color will it be? Will we be the same color we were on earth? Will we all be the same color in Heaven?
I like my body now, I hope my new body looks just like this one.
If we all get new bodies, how will we recognize each other?
I hope there’s no green beans in Heaven. I don’t like green beans.
How will I know who our other babies are in Heaven? (Talking about the 2 babies I miscarried.)
You know why Heaven is better than earth? Because in Heaven you will always be happy, but on earth you are sometimes sad or angry. I know you won’t be sad or angry in Heaven, but wouldn’t it be funny to trick people there by pretending to be angry? (My youngest said that just this morning as we were driving. He’s such a jokester!)
The best part about Heaven will be God, right?
…and the one that as a Mom, pulls so hard on my heartstrings that it hurts…
Mommy, I know we’ll like Heaven, but I don’t want any of us to go there yet. (Me too, baby, me too…)
Those are some of the questions and thoughts my boys have about Heaven. I’ll admit sometimes my response would be, “Hmm, you should ask Pastor Gary that at church on Sunday.” Because in all truthfulness, I don’t know the answers to most of their questions. If you have any answers for them, I’d love to hear! I’d also love to hear some interesting things you’ve heard from kids (or adults) about Heaven.