We gathered at a park for photo's and then all headed to Uncle Tony's Italian restaurant for a "family" dinner. It was fun watching all the different conversations going on as well as an occasional grandchild moving from one end of the table to another.
Joseph and family are now back in Kansas (Oz) :-) and we already miss them. I don't know when we will all have the chance to be together again, but I do hope I don't have to wait another 14 years!
I don't expect any of them to get what it meant to us having them all within hugging distance, or to look down the dinner table and see every child and grandchild, it was heaven!
Heaven, made me think of what's in store for me when I leave this world...For me, Heaven is where those who in faith, believe God's Word and His promise, that we will spend eternity with Him. A gift of a lifetime given to all of us, if we will only receive it. All together in one spot forever, and hopefully with everyone I love!
I'm puzzled how quickly many people choose to believe a respected News anchor, teacher, neighbor, friend and even, a President. Puzzled that many take the words they speak and decide they must be true because they said so. Puzzled we all believe what we learned about in History classes in school... puzzled that these same people choose to not believe the Bible, God's Word. This book, is a History book, yet its not believed by many? It contains sixty-six different books, 40 plus authors over a 1500 year period, all in perfect unity. All inspired by God, the words of God given through the writers. The Bible is filled with detailed accuracy of days past and of days to come. Proven as true by many who's life purpose was to prove it as otherwise, false.
( Read "More than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell.....)
My hope is that people, especially in this troubled world we live, will take a second look at the most important book of your history. Denying the Bible as truth is no different than denying the Holocaust took place....it did!! I personally would like us all to be together in one spot when this is all over. I want to look down the table and someday see each of you. The alternative is not so comforting a thought for eternity.
If you feel that Christianity is false information and it turns out your wrong, there is no changing your mind when you take your last breath. Not believing and finding out you were wrong, ...That results in a horrible suffering for eternity not to mention being apart from some that you love. It will cost you eternity in heaven as promised in His Word..... Let's just say you decide to believe it and it turns out not to be true...what have you lost ?
Hoping all those I love will one day be, all in one spot ... forever... this is what echos in my heart today....