If you look in the dictionary under the word worrier, it would simply have a picture of my mom.
She spent the entirety of her 75 years on earth in fear and worry, if not for herself, then for those she loved. And that’s truly not an exaggeration.
Three months before she died, she said yes to Jesus. She became His daughter, and He took her home to be with Him forever.
This morning I was thinking about her and saw a picture in my mind of her up in heaven, sitting on a cloud of course (sans harp though). She was looking down on her family and she was, as I’ve always known her to be, filled with worry for our safety.
And then I saw her look at Jesus. He was also looking down at our family.
He was perfectly calm. Perfectly at peace. Because He knew He was perfectly in control of everything He saw.
My mom looked again, peering down through the clouds, at her family. This time she was with Jesus, seeing us as He sees us. And there was not a hint of fear and worry to be found in her. She was as peaceful as He was.
Jesus told us to pray that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. There is no fear in heaven. There is no worry. The initial picture I had of my mom in a state of worry was her old self. Not herself as she is in God’s kingdom now.
We don’t need to wait until we are with Him in heaven to see our circumstances as He sees them. When we become His children, not only are we forgiven of our sins. We are raised with Jesus, and we are seated with Him in the heavenly realms.
“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich is mercy, made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2: 4-6
This is what He sees:
“…God raised Christ from the dead and seated Jesus at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given…And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Jesus to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 1: 17-23
I pray along with Paul, that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened to know HIM!
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