Friday, November 4, 2011

What is it like?

What is it like to die?

What is it like to be brought back to life?

What is it like to live in a coma for 10 days?

What is it like to be in recovery with instructions to always try to “do more,” but not “too much?”

What is it like, days later while walking about, to see the one, “I take one look and know the man, as well as I know my brother. This man was my “respiratory therapist.” His was the first face I saw on waking from my coma.”

One of his thoughts, “To say what you feel towards these people and all the others of your friends and family is a sense of "gratitude" does not even begin to get on the scale of what you feel.....”

This is Gerard Van der Leun's story. It happened to him. You may read his story/essay here. It is a great read - as are the comments.

More importantly though after reading Gerard's story, wonder how it be when we finally recover from this life and meet Jesus in the eternal next life.

The author of the above article gives us a glimpse of what it will be like to meet the man who gives us eternal salvation.

Perhaps, (paraphrasing) “To say what I will feel towards the people and all the others, friends and family, who never stopped praying for me and my salvation is a sense of "gratitude" that does not even begin to get on the scale of what I feel. After all, I am in heaven and could have ended up in hell."

My gratitude? Boundless.

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