Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What does Jesus look like?

This past weekend I had some time to sit and read a book. I selected to read Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Deluxe Edition
that I had downloaded on my kindle and not gotten around to reading yet. It is a pretty amazing story in line with 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Lifewhich was a great book as well, very similar, but if I had to choose one I would select Heaven is for Real.

According to the book the little boy (3 at the time), Colton, during an emergency surgery, goes to heaven and chills with Jesus for a while. One of the things the family would make into a game afterwards was when they would see a painting of Jesus they would ask Colton what he thought. Colton would always frown and say "no its not right" and then would sometimes explain what parts were wrong. When Colton first told his dad about Jesus there were certain things that were clear and stood out. The first was what Colton called "markers", which were red marks located in the places the nails were driven. The second thing Colton mentioned over and over was how pretty Jesus' eyes were. Other things the boy had said were not things he would have known unless he had read some pretty in depth parts of the bible. Everything lined up with scriptures (the ultimate testing ground - yes).

When the father, Todd, heard about a little girl who was having dreams where she would go to heaven and talk to Jesus. The little girl painted a picture of Jesus that she was seeing. Todd showed it to Colton and for the first time Colton said it looked like Jesus. I think what actually was said was Todd asked Colton what was wrong with this one and Colton said "Nothing" with a big grin on his face. Either way it was clear that what this girl had seen seemed to line up with what Colton saw when he went to heaven.

So, needless to say after reading this I was dying to see the painting this girl had drawn. So I googled it and found it this morning. And figured I would share it with you. As most people I am always skeptical about these things, and without knowing the people personally it is hard to trust in their experiences. However, whether this little boy or this little girl went to heaven or not it is pretty amazing to see what this little one drew.

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