My mother went home to Heaven on August 18, 2014. In her honor, as we approach Mother’s Day 2015, I’d like to share one of the last things she experienced while still here with us.
About a week before Mom died she saw a party going on. It was a heavenly celebration, and she described everyone there as being very excited and happy. As we questioned her about the details, she described decorations—like banners or balloons—and recognized faces of loved ones who had gone before. I asked what the party was for, thinking she would say it was a welcome-home celebration for her, but her answer was quite a surprise!
“It’s a big party for all of the people who were saved today, and I’m going!”
…there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7