What Happens in Heaven
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel
was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom
My angel guide stopped in front of
the first section and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here,
all petitions to God said in prayer are received."
I looked around in this area, and it was
terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on
voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until
we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, "This
is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings
the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons
who asked for them."
I noticed again how busy it was there.
There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many
blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to
Finally at the farthest end of the
long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my
great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing.
is the Aknowledgment Section,"
my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He
seemed embarrassed "How is it that? There's no work going on here?" I
"So sad," the angel sighed. "After people
receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back
"How does one acknowledge God's
blessings?" I asked.
"Simple," the angel answered.
"Just say, "Thank you, God."
"What blessings should they acknowledge?"
"If you have food in the refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are
than 75% of this world. "If you have money in
the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the
top 8% of the world's wealthy.
"And if you get this on your
own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that
"If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness .... you are more blessed than the many
will not even survive this day.
"If you have never experienced
the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of
the pangs of starvation .. you are ahead
of 700 million people in the world.
"If you can attend a prayer meeting
without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied
by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.
If you can hold your head up and smile,
you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair."
Ok, what now? How can I start?
If you can read this message, you
just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as
very special and you are more blessed than
over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count your blessings,