Outdoor Tales

Beginning today I will be doing sharing a collection of stories and lessons learned from a life-time spent exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. These will be shared on https://hopeshack.org

Hope Shack is a site giving hope and inspiration through real life stories and experiences.

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Will We Know People in Heaven

Many people wonder if we will recognize our friends and family when we get to heaven.  We will not only recognize our loved ones and friends, but we will know everyone in heaven. We will enjoy fellowship with people from all walks of life and from the time of Adam to the present time. Can you imagine meeting the saints of the Old and New Testament or of the generations before us?

 At the mount of transfiguration, Peter and John recognized Elijah and Moses even though they had never seen them before and they were separated by hundreds of years; (Luke 9:30-32). This is how it will be in heaven. We will recognize everyone else and will feel as one with them.

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)

We will leave our sinful nature behind, and we will instead be filled with the spirit of God. Therefore we will love each other as God intended us to. We will be like one big family in heaven. Parents, Grandparents, children, and babies will be reunited and will all recognize each other. Like I said before it will be a family reunion like no other.

Surrounded by Angels

John Paton, an early missionary to the New Hebrides Islands tells a story when angels took on the form of humans to protect him and his wife. One night natives surrounded their mission intent on killing them. Rev. Paton and his wife prayed throughout the night that God would protect them. When morning came the natives were gone.

  A year later the tribal chief was converted to Christ. Rev Paton asked the chief what kept him and his men from burning down the mission and killing them that night . The chief told him that the mission was surrounded with large men in shining clothes with swords in their hands. After hearing that, Rev. Paton realized that God had sent his angels to protect them.

from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church.”