Friday, August 23, 2013

The Dock


One day, in her last weeks, Christina said, "I have a really cool dock."  I thought I had not heard correctly.  "Dog?"

"No, DOCK!  I have a really cool dock."

It took me a minute.  "You have a really cool dock in heaven?"
She said, "Yes but it isn't quite finished." I asked her if Jesus was telling her about her place with Him.  Her response was strange.  "No, we're working on it together.  We're talking back and forth. I have an island.  He knows just what I like.  Water, outdoors, exploration, eagles, and small animals.  It's a lot of work for Him."

I assured her that Jesus was a carpenter and very strong and could handle the job.  

The next day she calmly told us that there was room for everyone.  It was a very large dock.  We should all visit.  

John 14:1-3
Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

I Corinthians 2:9

However, as it is written:  "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."

"Discovering Freedom" by Colt Idol



6 comments:

  1. Magnificent!!! What a beautiful place!

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    1. I am looking forward to my visit:)

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  2. Introduced to Christina's website through Janice Walker's blog, I have found such inspiration in your words and in Christina's abiding faith. I find myself checking the blog daily to see if there's an update. Thank you for sharing your journey. Blessings.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm sorry there's not an update daily:) I post as I have time and as my heart is ready. It's not very predictable but thanks for checking in.

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  3. Hello Jo Dee... this is my first time to your blog... got here through a post from my cousin. Forty-three years ago we loss our first daughter, Sarah. I did not have the opportunity of getting to know her here on earth. On the day she was born, the Lord took her home to join all of His angels. But He blessed us with three other children and 14 grand children. Over the years I have seen my parents, grandparents, uncles, in laws, and a nephew join my Sarah. Plus many friends... too many in the last 6 years. Last year (2012), after 46 years of marriage, my sweet husband Dwayne joined Sarah. He had never been sick.. working 10 yr days.. 69 yr years old. Just before Christmas 2011 he found he had cancer.. and after the first of the year, we found it was stage four. He had undergone one week of treatment when the Lord suddenly called him home. (unknown walking pneumonia had totally filled his lungs leading to a massive heart attack.) I was so thankful that he did not have to suffer with the cancer, but the quickness of his departure one month after finding the cancer, was a huge surprise to say the least. I am finding this second year far harder than last year. Last year Jesus carried me ... covering me in shock and numbness to protect me. Slowly this year, He has been removing those blankets one by one, helping me adjust to a new life... slowly seeing reality and learning to trust Him in a whole new way. And although He has surrounded me with family, children, grand children and friends... new and old... there are times when I must face reality on my own... give over my fears to God... and learn to seek my new Husband Jesus in a deeper fresh way. Some days I long to be back in that cocoon of shock and numbness.. where the pain is not so deep and the tears don't flow as freely. But, just like a butterfly, I must learn to break free of my cocoon and see the world in a whole new and fresh way... to fly high on new wings.. beautiful wings God has given me to fulfill the purpose He has for my life here on earth.. without my precious man. Jesus sent Dwayne to me to be my rock here on earth. Now I lean on Jesus - "The Rock" in a whole new way. Joe Dee, Thank you for sharing your daughters story and your walk through this difficult time. Blessings to you and your family... and to your daughters family. Yes, one day you shall all sit on her dock and marvel at all God has created.... just for you.

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    1. Thanks for writing, Marjorie. You have walked through much difficulty and I am so thankful that our Great Shepherd has met you in the hardest of places. He is good..

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