Home to Heaven

Hello everyone!  This morning our service at Wesley was led by Ken Dransfield, a local preacher from our circuit, who is especially gifted in involving the congregation in the service.  The son of one of our stewards Daniel Sudrun led the first part of my service doing the first reading, the opening prayers and announcing the hymns.  An elderly lady in our congregation sang Amazing Grace as a solo, which she sang with feeling and sincerity.  Before he began to talk to the children he called them all by name, which impressed me greatly, and made each of them sit up initially and take notice.  He talked about a lamb, who grew up and felt useless and forgotten until she had her own baby, and her own memories to look back on: she realised that she was important and Ken reminded the children that they too were each important.  He went on to talk in the sermon about the fact that Jesus had said, ‘there are many rooms in my Father’s house and I am going to prepare a place for you.  I would not tell you this if it were not so.’  He explained how important that was for him, and he was not discouraged by other people’s scepticism. He remembered one large lady who was dying but was totally at peace at the end and smiling, as she looked forward to going home.  I know my father kept wondering why he had not yet been called home to his heavenly father, as he lived to 93!  My beloved’s father lived to 97 was in hospital at the end of his life, and when we came to visit him, the other patients asked us when we were taking him home?  We were very puzzled at first as he did not look well enough to come out of hospital, until we realised he was talking about going home to heaven!  Indeed he did go home to heaven and when we went to say our goodbyes to him, he had a wonderful smile on his face.  I could just imagine Jesus being there with his arms open to welcome him home.  This is the day that the Lord has made and I rejoice and am glad in it.

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