I recently read a book called Heaven Is For Real. It is about a little boy who says he went to Heaven while on the operating table when he was three years old. It was a thought-provoking story, one that often left me smiling, or crying, or at the very least, hoping.
Did I believe it 100%? No, not really. But who cares? It was a nice thought.
What does that have to do with anything? I’ll tell you J
We have often wondered where Emma “was” while she was in a coma for 2 ½ weeks. I can tell you that when she woke up she had a couple of odd things to say! Do I think she went to Heaven? Doubtful. However, I don’t think she was alone in her sleep.
Now, before you call me kooky and click away, hear me out!
In Matthew 18:10 it says, “ Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their [the children’s] angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
Children have guardian angels. When I read this verse sweet relief filled my body, and I smiled.
Think for a moment how you would feel if your child was in a coma, all alone, on the brink of death for 2 ½ weeks. I couldn’t stand the thought that she was alone in the recesses of her sub conscience.
But she wasn’t! She had a guardian angel who was with her, and who was going before God the Father on her behalf. See why this discovery should make me happy?
So after reading this, I asked Emma if she knew she had a guardian angel. She looked up from her toys, shrugged, and said, “Yeah.” Like, duh Mom.
In light of reading the Heaven Is For Real book, I kind of paused. I said, “How did you know?”
She said, “Because I hear them…
Time out. She started this sentence, and I’m thinking—she HEARS them?! But then she finished.
…bowling every time it storms.”
Ha! I smiled and said, “Oh, that’s right.”
So maybe Emma hasn’t ever ‘met’ her guardian angel, but I believe with all my heart that he is with her. And that makes me happy.
Anyway, I thought this was a fitting Christmastime subject! Happy Holidays!