Category Archives: Heaven

Why did Jesus weep?

I met a group of people who were thanking God that an elderly friend had been brought back from the brink of death by a medical intervention that now keeps her alive. Yet I remember that old lady telling me … Continue reading

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Plus ultra

In the Spanish city of Valladolid, where Christopher Columbus died, there’s a monument to the great navigator. Its most interesting feature is a statue of a lion destroying one of the Latin words that had been part of Spain’s motto … Continue reading

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Unconquerable hope

Booth Tucker was a Salvation Army officer in Chicago. One evening he preached a sermon about the sympathy of Jesus. Afterwards a man said to him, ‘If your wife had just died, like mine has, and your babies were crying … Continue reading

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What we will find in the next world

George Ritchie is an American psychiatrist who wrote a book titled ‘Return from Tomorrow.’ It is an account of his own near death experience, and in it he describes many of those elements that we hear from others who have … Continue reading

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Life is a bridge

The early church had a saying: ‘Life is a bridge. You cross over it, but you don’t build your house on it.’ It reminds us that we are travellers through this earthly existence and our true home lies beyond it. … Continue reading

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There’s nothing to fear

There’s a story about a man from Canada who left the frozen north for a holiday in the Florida Sun. His wife was due to follow him next day. When he got to his hotel he sent her an email. … Continue reading

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It will be better higher up

Dwight L. Moody used to tell of a saintly old woman who was always cheerful, even though confined to a dingy attic apartment. A friend one day took a wealthy woman to meet her. When they reached the second floor, … Continue reading

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