Welcoming Committee Angel: Welcome to Heaven, Mrs. Jones! I understand that youve seen the King already. Hallelujah! Wasnt that great? Now if youll just follow me, Ill take you to your mansion, and then you can unpack your luggage.
Jennifer Jones: Waitunpack? I always thoughtwell, you know, they always said You cant take it with you.
Angel: (amused) Yeah, we get that all the time. Thats not Scriptural, you know.
Jennifer: Its not?
Angel: Nah, its just an old proverb. The one you should remember is store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Remember that one?
Jennifer: Of course! SoIve got some treasures here?
Angel: Sure you do! Everyone who makes it here has treasures. Theyre packed in your luggage. (They arrive at the mansion). Andhere we are! Heres your keydo you want me to show you around?
Jennifer: Oh yes, please.
Angel: What would you like to see first?
Jennifer: Wellmy treasures, I guess.
Angel: All righty, Mrs. Jones, just open this door right here. See that trunk on the floor? Its got your treasures in it. Go ahead! Unpack! This is one of my favorite partsdo you mind if I watch?
Jennifer: No, not at all. (The trunk is covered with traveling stickers that name milestones in Jennifers life: Conversion, Overcomes Temptation, Walks through the Valley of the Shadow, etc. She opens the trunk and pulls out a shining gold scroll). Whats this?
Angel: Its a map to Zoeys mansion, maam.
Jennifer: Zoeyof course! Ive always known that she was here in heaven waiting for me, ever since we lost her. (Incredulous) She hasa mansion? She was just a baby
Angel: Yes maam. Youll be wanting to see her soon, I guess. Now keep looking, maam, theres more in there.
Jennifer: (pulls out a shining crown) Whatwhats this crown? This cant be mine. I dont remember anything about a crown.
Angel: Well maam, the jewels in that crown represent some of the things that you did for the King when you were alive. Theres one for sacrificial giving, and theres one for each person you introduced to the King, and theres one for cheerful work to further His kingdom
Jennifer: Gracious! I never expected
Angel: (eager to see more) Reach in there again, Mrs. Jones.
Jennifer: (pulls out a crystal jar) Whats in here? Theyre so prettylike little pearls
Angel: Those are the tears you shed when you suffered, and when you were persecuted for the King. He has saved them all for you, and made them beautiful. (Urging her on) Theres one more thing in there, maam. I think youll really like it. Go on, take it out.
Jennifer: (She pulls out a piece of fabric. It has millions of shimmering threads in an intricate design) Its beautiful! Butwhat is it?
Angel: These are the prayers that you laid at the feet of the King. As each was answered, it was woven into this tapestry. (Slyly) How many colors would you say are in the tapestry, Mrs. Jones?
Jennifer: Well, I couldnt sayit looks like hundreds.
Angel: (gleeful) Thats what they all say when they first get their tapestry, maam. But youre wrongtheres only three colors. One is for when He answered yes, one is for no, and one is for wait. But when theyre all woven together like this, they create a complete and beautiful picture. Never saw that down therewhen you were alivedid you?
Jennifer: Nono, I didnt see it at all.
Angel: Well, youre done unpacking, Ill leave you now. I guess youve been saving up some questions that you want answeredthey all have questions. (under his breath) Whyd you create mosquitoes? Whats with those dinosaur bones? Did Adam and Eve have navels?
Jennifer: I dont think I do have any questions after allIm going to go see Zoey now. And thensome more time with the King. Why, Ive got all the time in the world, dont I? (She closes the trunk and walks out of her mansion, with a little dance in her step.)
Jan is a Christian who has traveled through sorrow and depression, and has found victory and grace. She dedicates all writings to her Heavenly Father. Check out Jan's website at www.1hundred-words.com
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