A glimpse of Heaven

It was the year 2002. I had completed my engineering and was in a job, away from my hometown. Here, God had blessed me in many ways especially with a good church. The pastor was wonderful. All my burning questions and doubts were cleared. I could say I was growing in the Lord pretty well.
One friday,as I was fasting and praying the Lord gave me a verse from Isaiah 57:1-2 ” The righteous shall perish, and no-one ponders it in his heart ; devout men are taken away, and no-one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death”. I thought ‘oh so the righteous people have such peaceful death’. Another verse He gave me was Isaiah 55:8-9 ” For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth,so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”After this quiet time with the Lord, I went to church. My friends came searching me and said there is some bad news from your home, you need to go home as soon as possible. I came to know my youngest brother who was then 17 years old has passed away in sleep. He was very-very dear to me and I asked God “why Lord why?” And God’s answer were these two above verses, He said ” I took your brother to spare him from evil and when I tried to question Him more, He said ” My thoughts and ways are higher than yours”. I just asked the Lord to strengthen and console my family to go through all these pains. The Lord was faithful and we could feel His Presence in this pain.
I was back to my work, though everything outwardly appeared normal but my heart was crying day and night. I started asking ” Lord where have you kept my brother”?
Just a month before my brother’s death, God gave me an opportunity to share the gospel with him. I did’nt know at that time whether my brother believed in JESUS or not. My sister told me later that he use to often talk about Jesus. While I was anxious, about whether my brother made it to heaven or not, God gave me another verse from Genesis 15:6 “Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness”. God was assuring me that just by believing in Him, we are considered righteous by Him.However, I still was not sure about where my brother was? My heart was still questioning.
One night I had a dream. I saw dazzling blue coloured sky and there were few more heavenly colors and sights which I cannot explain in words, I saw two smiling angels in dazzling white flowing gown rowing a boat, though I was not in that boat, yet it seemed I went with them. I came to a very peaceful place, and lo I saw my brother!! . I could sense that though here on earth he was younger to me but there he was much much bigger than me as if he knew everything, he was in total commune with the Lord. I said ” oh , so here you are !! .I got a feeling that I was disturbing his peace, and so I said I’m sorry, I’m leaving now, I just wanted to see where you were.
That morning when I got up, I had an amazing peace. I knew my Lord had been very kind to show me where He has kept my dear one.
Thank you for reading. May God bless you.

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