Heaven Is For Real

A recent article on FoxNews, Is 2014 the year of the Christian film? said: “2014 has been dubbed by industry press as the year of biblical movies.”

Yes, Christian movies abound. So far this year, we have seen several new Christian movies: Son of GodNoah, God’s Not Dead, and Heaven is for real that was just released today.  

Heaven is for real is based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same title which is based on the real story of a 4 year old boy Colton who had a Near-Death experience. It details the little boy’s trip to heaven and back. 

The true story, retold by his father but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us and the chance to see, and believe, like a child.

I have read quite a few books on Near-Death experience, including the best-selling book 90 Minutes in Heaven: a True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper.
In my personal journey of growing from an atheist to a christian, stories like these have helped me realize that there is life after death. 

I used to be fearful of death. Without faith and belief in life after death, death means the end of everything. 

But now, I firmly believe in life after death. Life does not end when the body stops functioning. I am an eternal spiritual being living in a physical body. My spirit lives on even when my body is gone. 

Life on this earth is only a temporary journey. My earthly life can end any day, any minute, any second. Some day I will be transformed from my earthly life to my spiritual life. I came from spirit and will return to spirit. I came from dust and will return to dust. I came with nothing and will leave with nothing. Everything I experience in this short life on earth is temporary. 

I no longer view death as something so fearful, because death is just the beginning of  a new life. I have hope for something better, a better life in heaven. There will be no sorrow, no pain and no tears in my eternal life in heaven.