I just read the book Heaven is  for Real, and I thought that sharing scriptures and/or quotes from the book as reference points would be nice, just to share the wonder that is waiting for us in eternity!
     "There is a story in the Bible about King David of Israel.  David had committed adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah one of David's trusted soldiers.  Then in an effort to cover up his sin, David sent Uriah to the front lines, where David knew he would be killed.  Later the prophet Nathan came to David and said basically, 'Look , God knows what you did, and here are the consequences of your sin: the child that you and Bathsheba have conceived will not live.'
    David tore his clothes and cried and prayed and pleaded with God.  He was so grief stricken that when the baby died, his servants were afraid to come and tell him.  But David figured it out, and when he did, he got up, washed himself ate, and calmly took care of the funeral.  His behavior confused his servants, who said, 'Hey wait a minute:  weren't you just freaking out a few minutes ago? Weren't you just pleading and crying before God?  Now you're so calm....what's the deal?'
    David explained, 'I was hoping God would change his mind, but He didn't'
    In his mind David had been doing what he could while there was something he could do."
-2 Samuel 12:13-14 paraphrased
-2 Samuel 13:21-23

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