Last August our life mission took an unexpected turn when our son Josiah went to heaven due to a single car accident. In those initial days of great sorrow the Lord began speaking and showing us things that we never imagined. As we inquired to the Lord with many questions, He surprised us with very clear answers. What he has spoken and continues to speak has brought life to our family, Josiah’s friends and our church community.
Our mission now is to encourage Christians to walk through sorrow leaning on the Truth of God’s word. Do not get caught up in what culture dictates, as it will bring you into despair. Be immersed in Gods perspective. Jesus Himself said to His friends, “If you loved Me, you would be glad when I say I go to be with My Father. For My Father is greater than I. (Jn 14:28.) Paul later writes, “to live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Phil 1:21.) If that is true, we need to receive and live in that hope.
Secondly, we would hope that all this talk of eternal living will increase in you a love for Heaven. That as followers of Christ we all would be less and less attached to this world and more ready and excited about our eternal dwelling place. Heaven after all is not a question mark. Heaven is a exclamation point!
—Steve and Sarah Berger