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By Janet Andrews
When I was 32 years old, my much loved Mother died after a short illness. Totally devastated I bitterly ranted at God how could He do this to me? What was He thinking of?
My father had died 7 years earlier and my brother John had married and moved not too far away.
A few days after the funeral I had sobbed myself to sleep. During that time I had a dream where John had come running into my bedroom saying “Janet, Mum is alive and well and sitting up in bed!” I rushed into her bedroom, and sure enough, there she was; but so young and beautiful looking with such a glorious face that seemed to glow with light. I knew this wonderful being was indeed my Mother, but so different. Full of love I went to embrace her but she said “Do not touch me for I have not yet ascended to the Father”. She gave me a radiant I woke up feeling happy and at peace and I knew then that God had sent this vision to comfort me.
I was puzzled by the words my Mother had said and asked someone at Church what did they mean? I was told that these were the words that Jesus had said to Mary in the Garden after His resurrection.
I became a proper Christian that day and not just a churchgoer.
I know that there is life after death and that our bodies will be changed into heavenly bodies when we join Jesus in the new eternal life which knows no end. To see the face of Jesus must be most wonderful to see, so full of love and compassion. That would be the icing on the cake.
I am now a much older person but always full of thanksgiving to God for that wonderful interlude in my life.
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The Shattered Glass
Not Quite the Damascus Road
A Home for the Lord
The New Age of Martyrs
A God of Second Chances
Acceptance & Rejection
More Thoughts on Christmas
Thoughts on Christmas
The Vastness of Creation
Home is where the Heart is
Beyond Fear to Exhiliarating Trust
Sticks and Stones
Beauty in the Chaos
God and Creation
The Lord is near
Having fun and taking new steps with our friends
A friend who stands where we stand, and weeps with us
Remain in Me
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