Today is Wednesday, July 11th, 2007; Karen's Korner #1103

About a year ago, I ordered the book "Discover Paradise: A Guidebook to Heaven, Your True Home" by David Jeremiah. It is about the size of a greeting card with 124 pages. If you are looking for something 'heavy and meaty' this probably isn't it; it is more like a travel brochure guiding you to some exciting destination. It is a good one.
While it isn't lengthy, I loaned it to Donna Orte as she began her journey to heaven. It took her a couple of weeks to read it, not because it was a tough read but because 'she wanted to enjoy every word and spend some time thinking about what she was reading'. If you would like to read my book, let me know and I can lend it to you. Or if you would like your own copy, I'll bet you could find one. Try googling: David Jeremiah and see if you can be pointed in the right direction.
Here is a beginning exerpt:
Heaven Awaits You!
"Welcome to Paradise! It's the place you've been dreaming of. Discover why it's the ultimate destination. This is IT! Nowhere on earth can compare. It's not just a getaway--once you have experienced the out-of-this-world facilities, you will find out why those who choose Paradise call it their heart's true home. And it's all just waiting for you.
Among the attractions of our perfect community are:
* Gleaming new homes with a comprehensive everlasting warranty;
* Friends and family who are known for thier love, joy, and celebration;
* Management and staff who make sure your every need is fulfilled;
* Glory-bright days and highest quality of life;
* Life without night, sadness, sickness, or death;
* The chance to bask in the undiluted Presence of the love of God fovever.
You'll never need to carry a wallet or credit card; everything has already been paid for. All you have to do is make the choice to come. Your new dream home, best friends, cherished family, and dearest treasures will be waiting for you when you arrive. There's room here for everybody, so we hope you'll invite others to come along with you.
Paradise is Heaven. Make yourself at home! Reservations are unlimited, but time is running out so RSVP today!"
And an ending RSVP:
"Lord, help me not to gamble with eternity. Help me not to think that I can take care of this at a later time, when I have no guarantee that a later time will be granted. Help me, Lord, to know that if You've spoken in my heart today and I hear Your voice by the Holy Spirit, this is my defining moment. Come into my heart and cleanse me of all my sins. Create a new heart in me today as You will create a new home for me in Heaven. Live with me here on earth and help me follow You. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen."