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Reflections on MJ and our vision of heaven

July 7, 2009

What a wrenching scene the Michael Jackson memorial was. Brilliantly orchestrated, a show that reflected genuine sadness among the mourners, uplifting humor and music and paid tribute to the incredible talent that Jackson shared with the world. Not to mention the love he gave to his family. 

Jackson’s brother Marlon gave a particularly religious eulogy, talking about Michael’s return to God, which reminded everyone that the Jackson family was deeply faithful. 

“Michael was the voice of our angelic trumpets, and he will continue to be the voice, that angelic voice in Heaven, nearest to our creator, awaiting us when our day comes to pass.”

“The Lord has a purpose for everything, and sometimes we just can’t see it or understand it, but it will be made clear to us when we reach that ultimate, ultimate reward of being in his presence. And Michael, you’re there, you’re right there. You have finished your work here on earth, and the Lord has called for you to come home with him.”

He then asked Michael to give his late twin brother “a hug for me.”

We talk a lot about heaven, but hearing Marlon’s eulogy made me wonder just what we imagine it will be. And where do we draw our images of heaven? And must we all come up with some sort of comforting image just to cope or do we really believe we will be reunited with our loved ones? What does it mean to be in the presence of our creator?

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  1. July 7, 2009 3:29 pm

    It is common for everyone to believe that their loved one is heaven with the God. But which god are they referring?

    We know that a man or woman can not enter Heaven or be reconciled to the Father, except through the acceptance that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Then and only then can we expect to be reunited with our loved ones, granted they confessed the same.

    When we come into relationship with the Lord, we can experience being in His presence right here on earth.

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