As Raphael joined us, we began a deep conversation about God and the Bible.One of the themes in our church sermon that week was heaven. I mentioned the Bible verse from Luke 17:20-21 that says “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Like many of us, we are waiting to pass on and then go to the kingdom. As he asked questions the verse from the Lord’s prayer came to me. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. I wanted him to know he could feel the presence of heaven right now.
I am grateful to have met Raphael. I continue to pray for him hoping love and kindness continues to find him well.