The Gift of Heaven

The gift of heaven is a gift anticipated with trembling, but received with peace.

 

It is a gift seldom planned for, but is given according to the most loving of plans.

 

It is a gift that exposes our faith, but is given in faithfulness.

 

It is a gift that we are tempted to exchange for the treasures of this life.

 

It is a gift looked upon with doubt, but, once given, removes all doubt.

 

It is a gift we wanted to avoid, but then embraced with gratitude. 

 

It is a gift painful to contemplate, but then radically, wonderfully heals.

 

It is a gift dreaded by the foolish, but longed for by the wise.

 

It is a gift often seen as punishment, yet brings the most precious of blessings.

 

It is a gift often hidden from children, but they, most of all, need to know its blessings. 

 

It is a gift to be put off till tomorrow or the next day, but will come when the good Shepherd calls.

 

It is a gift that reveals our weakness, but brings the radiant energy of Christ.

 

It is a gift obscured by temporal illusions, but then explodes with the brilliance of eternity.

 

It is a gift to be longed for, if only we believe.

 

It is a Gift which saves man from himself.

 

It is a gift that makes life worth living.

 

…Without this gift there would be no life. 

 

The gift of heaven – the richest treasure the heart can possess. 

 

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