My mother has been in heaven for over three years now, but I have a consolation in that death has visited but it has no power over the eternal spirit. The Bible tells us in the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die;
Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. If I should live for other days, I pray the Lord to guide my ways.
I hit “sleep” on my search engine and a wonderful explanation came up, who would think I would need an explanation for something as common as sleep? This is what I found: Sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. Sleep is a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. It is observed in all mammals, all birds, and many reptiles, amphibians, and fish. We have sleep to renew our body; we have to sleep for our body to heal properly. (Reference Wikipedia)
Then I looked in the Bible for a verse I have heard often, Psalm 127: 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.
When a person dies their body goes to sleep and they walk out of that envelope of flesh into eternity, it isn’t a bad thing it’s an adventure into your eternal life. I have had visitations from loved ones that have gone into eternity and I’m here to tell you that they are alive and well. There was a lady who walked into the light leaving two young adults behind to fend for them after having been lovingly cared for their whole life. The first Mother’s Day after she left I was up getting ready for church, making up my face. As I sat there she spoke to me, I heard her clearly in my left ear, she told me to call her children and tell them they had better NOT wear white flowers to church because she was not dead and that she would be very displeased if they did that. It was a hard call to make as I didn’t want to be thought of as a “crazy lady” or a Medium, I am neither, but I did call and related that message as clearly as I could. I spoke with her son who told me that someone had sent them red flowers “by mistake” and they didn’t know what to do about it, their mother had seen their distress and their problem was solved, red flowers it was!
When you lay your head down tonight say the little prayer and when you get to the part “if I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take”, know that you are in the hand of the Almighty God and that means every thing will be all right!
Happy Mother’s Day to you!