Tuesday, May 1, 2012


“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared
for those who love him”
I Corithians 2:9

I have been thinking about heaven.  I can't help myself.  It is Seth's home now.  The unknown of heaven reminds much of the unknown during pregnancy. You can't see your baby inside the womb. Sure maybe a little bit by ultrasound, but that image is even blurred. So much is still left to the imagination of just what your little one will look like. But you just know that the baby growing inside of you is Wonderful. Amazing. Precious. I can't see heaven. I can try and imagine what heaven is like but with my human mind that image is blurred as well. But I do believe that heaven is Wondeful, Amazing, Precious, and so much more. 

I have been thinking about the Dragonfly we have placed at Seth's grave.  We also have one at home so when we see it we can think of Seth.  It is actually a little light that at dark changes to different colors, red...blue...green...orange...and back again.  The kids really enjoy it.  I have to say I do too. 

I just found a story about a Dragonfly that I want to read to the kids.  I can't help but wonder could God create such an unique creature as a beetle aka a dragonfly to let our imaginations run wild with what He has in store for us in Heaven.  He knows our human minds could never possibly grasp it, even picture it really.  Could He use the transformation of a beetle to a dragonfly or a caterpillar to a butterfly to help us look forward to what awaits us in heaven?

I need to let my imagination about heaven run wild today. 


Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.

Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top. When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never known existed. Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a wonderful story!!! I will NEVER look at a dragonfly again without thinking of your Seth and my Joel.... How beautiful. Thank you for sharing!