Friday, May 18, 2012

Thoughts about heaven


For one reason or another, Emeth talks about heaven a lot. His fascination with his future forever home is intriguing, and so endearing to me. In this season of arduous (and at times discouraging) house-hunting, his little comments are God's grace to me, reminding me to not place my hope in sticks and stones. This world is not my home.

Here are some quotes I am saving for rainy days, in case the roof leaks.

1. Emeth can't wait to get to heaven because there will be no more coughing and sneezing and hiccups. Nobody understands hiccups.

2. Emeth is getting ready to go to heaven. Emeth is so excited! God made a house for Emeth. Emeth is bringing a luggage with four rocks.

3. Emeth doesn't have to bring his toys because God will share his toys with me.

4. God will give me a new skin because Emeth's skin is very old. Emeth has been wearing it for a long long time. (He is four)

5. (When his allergies striked, he said,) Emeth is being brave because God will help me breathe someday.




12 comments:

Hans said...

The reason Irene made the comment about the roof is that for some reason, most of the homes we have looked at have water damage on the ceilings. Roofs must not be what they used to be. :)

Debra Zhang said...

Thank you, Irene and Emeth, for the encouraging post. It really came to me on time because I was hunting for a dorm to stay for next semester at grad school. I found one but things didn't go smoothly. I got frushtrated and discouraged. But Emeth's thoughts about heaven reminded me that I'm not home yet. As Irene said, I shoudln't place my hope in sticks and stones. Praise God! Now I know I'll definitelt deal with the housing stuff with thanksgiving and dedicate my life there to God. It's not about me, but Him.

Seda said...

Hi Debra,

I know how you feel! The Lord is preparing a place for you, here and there. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Swansea said...

love ^__________^

Jireh said...

Haha Irene that's really amazing - this reminds me that I have much to learn from Emeth and other four year olds :)

Abby said...

My 5-year-old girl often talks about heaven too. Usually it's in relation to who's there already -- last night before bed, she got a little teary-eyed and I asked her what was wrong. She said she was sad because she wanted to go to heaven and see Samson and Joseph (her current biblical favorites.) :) I'm continually fascinated by how these little minds work.

Jen said...

So sweet and encouraging!

Seda said...

Jireh -- we really do have much to learn.

Abby -- I envy children's ability to enter stories and live in other realities. If we can do the same, living for the kingdom of heaven would be slightly easier. =) Thanks for dropping by! I was so excited to see your comment. I see your name all the time over at Ruth's. =)

Jen -- Hi! Thank you for visiting! =)

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

This is precious! You must save these, as one day Emeth will need reminding that his treasure is really in heaven too! The Lord is good to encourage us with the clarity in which our children have awe, wonder, and simplicity of faith.

Catherine said...

:D!!! yeeling second swansea's comment. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

The Opera Diva said...

Okay, is anyone else curious about the four rocks he's bringing in his luggage? :)
Love this post, Jie! But I love you more.

E! said...

Sad that emeths inherited those allergies. The reaction must have been frighten the first times. But you must be doing something right if he knows to hope in heaven, we will breathe freely