~A Message for You from Heaven~

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's
house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare
a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
~John 14:1-3~


Have you ever lost a loved one? Are you feeling lonely and sad?

Do the tears seem to drop down your face? Yet you don't know why or you just can't
understand it. I understand. My brother Billy is in heaven. I miss him very much.
I love him. He was killed in a tragic car accident.

I received a lovely verse in my email that I thought needed to be shared.
It really blessed my heart and I hope it will comfort you the way it comforted me.

If you know someone hurting and in grief this Christmas please share this with them. Hold
them, hug them and just let them cry. It really does help. Sometimes words can get in the
way. Being near them and letting them know you love them really does make a difference.


I really do understand the pain that Christmas can bring.

You have so many mixed emotions and sometimes they can overwhelm you.
Tears can be healing to our hearts and souls. This year might be very hard
for you. I hope that this page may bring you some comfort.
Let the tears come..........it really is ok.

So enjoy this page: ~A Message for You from Heaven~


I hope you enjoy this lovely verse that I received from a friend.

I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
with tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,but
the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart,
but I am not so far away. We really aren't apart. So be happy for me dear ones.
You know I hold you dear,
and be glad I'm spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.
I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory, of my undying love.
After all "Love" is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most import in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
for I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So, have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I'm spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

~Copyright 1999 by Wanda Bencke~


First Christmas In Heaven

I've had my first Christmas in Heaven
A glorious wonderful day!
I stood with saints of the ages
Who found Christ, the Truth, and the Way

I sang the glad songs of redemption,
How Jesus to Bethlehem came,
And how they had called His name Jesus,
That all might be saved through His name.

We sang once again with the angels,
The song that they sang that blest morn,
When shepherds first heard the glad story
That Jesus, the Saviour, was born.

O, dear one, I wish you had been here:
No Christmas on earth could compare
With all the rapture and glory
We witness in Heaven so fair.

You know how I always loved Christmas;
It seemed such a wonderful day,
With all of my loved ones around me,
The children so happy and gay.

Yes, now I can see why I loved it,
And, Oh, what a joy it will be,
When all of my loved ones are with me,
To share in the glories I see.

So dear ones on earth, here's my greeting:
Look up till the day dawn appears,
And, Oh, what a Christmas awaits us,
Beyond all our partings and tears.

~Poem written by Dr. Albert S. Reitz~
It's included in "Heart Blessings", compiled
by Dale Crowley & published by Choice Books.


The Dark Candle

By Odain

A man had a little daughter--an only and much beloved child.  He lived only for her, she was
his life.  So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable
physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring
about her restoration to health.

His best efforts proved fruitless unavailing, however, and the child died. The father was
totally irreconciliable.  He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away from his many
friends refusing every activity that might restore his poise and bring him back
to his normal self.     

Then one night he had a dream.  He was in heaven, and witnessing a grand pageant of all the
little child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the Great White
Throne.  Every white-robed, angelic tot carried a candle.  He noticed, however, that one
child's candle was not lit.  Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his own little
girl.  Rushing towards her, while the pageant faltered, he seized her in his arms, caressed her
tenderly, and asked, "How is that your candle is the only one not lit?"  "Father, they often
relight it, but your tears always put it out again," she said.

  Just then he awoke from from his dream.  The lesson was crystal clear, and it's effects
were immediate.  From that hour on he was no longer a recluse, but mingled freely and
cheerfully with his former friends and associates.  No longer would his little
darling's candle be extingushed by his useless tears.


"To All Parents"

By Edgar A. Guest

"I'll lend you for a little time a,child of mine," He said,
"For you to love the while he lives...and mourn when he's dead;
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three...
But will you...till I call him back,take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you; and shall his stay be brief
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief."

"I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn;
I've looked the wide world over, in my search for a teacher true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lane...I have selected you.
Now you will give him all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Not hate me when I come to call to take him back again?

"I fancied that I heard you say, 'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
For all the joy thy child shall bring, The risk of grief we'll run...
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for him...much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the grief that comes...and try to understand!!!


Other Related Pages by Annie for you to visit:

Annie's Barnabas was an Encourager Page to be encouraged or learn
how to encourage others.
Annie's Bee an Internet Missionary Page what a wonderful
opportunity to share our faith with others.
Annie's Bible Study Resources Page is a wonderful collection of
Online Study Resources.
Annie's Chronic Pain/Illness Survivors Page are you a person who
endures with Chronic Pain or Survivor of Cancer? Another page
where you can find support and encouragement.
Annie's Comfort Page find comfort from the Word of God.
Annie's Email Encouragers Page - There are some wonderful Christians
who would love to pray for you and encourage you.
Annie's "Prayer and the Email Encourager's" Page This is a page
where you can submit a prayer request and the EE's will be glad to
prayer for you. We send out a prayer mailing each day to the EE's.
Annie's Testimony Page - Are you dealing with the loss of a loved
one? For my personal story of the Loss of my brother "Billy".
How to Cope with Grief & the Holidays Page - Practical tips and
ideas for those who have lost loved ones & those who love them.

Please share this page with someone you know might really need to read it. Have a JOYFUL and PEACEFUL Christmas.

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Annie's "How to Cope with Grief and the Holidays" Page


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