Monday, July 14, 2014

Is this what Jesus looks like?

In 2003, at the age of 8, Akiane Kramarik painted this image of what she perceived Jesus to look like. In the same year 4-yr old Colton Burpo almost died from a ruptured appendix. He says that the angels took him up to heaven and he met Jesus.  When shown this picture he said, yes, that is Jesus!

Now, I realize that their are a lot of hoaxes that go around every day.  And let's face it, there are many who just don't believe in God, Jesus, heaven and hell or anything else that smacks of spirituality.  Colton or Akiane do not need me to pass judgment on whether or not they are being truthful or if they are hallucinating or anything else.  But, I am a believer in Jesus Christ.  I am a believer in heaven.  I don't know what heaven looks like or what Jesus looks like but maybe Colton and Akiane do.  I see no reason to dismiss that possibility out of hand. 

Is it possible that many will dis-believe the whole Heaven Is For Real story simply because to accept it open's up a can of worms that they don't want to deal with. After all, if I believe that Colton was actually taken to heaven and returned and that he talked to Jesus directly, then I have to seriously consider committing myself to be a follower (disciple) of Jesus. And if I do that, it may force a drastic overhaul of my belief system.

For me, I will choose to believe that God can certainly choose to reveal things to certain people at certain times for His purposes. I have no basis for simply saying it is impossible just because it doesn't have a rational explanation. And next time I am anywhere near Imperial, Nebraska, I would love to stop by Crossroads Wesleyan Church and meet this remarkable family.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know about the whole "Heaven is for Real" book thing, but you're right. We don't know whether or not they were telling the truth. Only God knows! Only God knows if He revealed something to them. I believe God is for real. I believe Heaven and Hell is for real. I believe Jesus, the Christ, is for real! The books, however, may be real. It doesn't even real matter from one standpoint...Because....The best thing we can do is dig deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ, and dig more into the Holy Word of God! That's the absolute best thing we could do. :) Good blog post!


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