George Jones and Doris ...
Music always has a way of reminding me of my Life . A Song can Take me to the Place where I 1st heard It , I remember where I was and where I was standing the 1st Time I heard Johnny Cash Sing Ring of Fire on the radio , I was 3 years old standing in the Living room of our house in Minden La. 1963. My mind was Drawn to the very Visual songs … I could see that Ring of Fire … and even a 3 yr old Knows Fire is Hot !
I still recall where I was the 1st time I heard George Jones Sing the Race is On in Phoenix Az. 1964 .. I could see the Race .. the Cars … the guy getting passed at the Finish Line . My Dad was a George Fan since I before I was born … by the way if You Had to add the Jones … You weren’t Really Country anyway J.
I came to the Lord in 1970 , the 4th grade , I have Been Praying for George every Since !
Even as a Kid I Knew he Needed Help ,
For many Years I watched the ups and downs of his life till finally he seemed to get it together .
I was reading his book when he told of a gradual leaving off of drinking ,George said “people seem to think if I got religion but no I never experienced a conversion experience “
I just started Praying Harder .. the Worst thing you can is “fix” your Problem without Jesus !
Which Brings us to the day He had the bad Accident …. We stopped in to see Doris , a neighbor , good friend , wonderfully funny lady who went to church with us . She was so upset about the accident and if he would Live through it .Well latter that night she had to go to the ER and by the time we got there she had Passed away … it was so shocking ,sad, and to me senseless … she had a precious 12 year old granddaughter to raise . Late that night I asked God Why She had died and George had made it through …
God said “She was Ready he is Not “
Latter I have heard George tell the Story of waking up in hospital Asking for Vestal Goodman to come and Lead him to Jesus !
I about jumped through the roof !
So All I really wanted to say is This morning God Called and George was Ready , and they Went Home Together !
Never Stop Praying for People you Love
May God Bless You !
One day I was at work and I saw a Quick vision of Heaven.
I saw a very bright light behind the throne of God. It was so bright that all else was dark , I could see a silhouette of the thrown itself, and as I watched I saw a very athletic young woman come and stand before the thrown .
She looked like she was in better shape than someone in the Olympics .
Written across the bottom of the scene were the words "Mary's Mother in Heaven "
She was a friends mom and I ministered at her funeral .
She had been through a long battle with sickness and did not have her legs anymore .
Yet here she was in heaven young , whole , fit , looking better than I had ever seen her in my life .
I was amazed to see her this way, yet my heart cried ,"Why show me Mary's mom?
If .. I'm going to see heaven I want to see my boy "
Instantly a boy of about three came skipping out and took her hand .I knew it was my son , not a baby any more but he appeared to be his earthly age ..
I tell you seeing Heaven will blow you away ..
It is way cool !!
Just having a visual of him well alive happy !
Being himself ( a little guy )
Growing up ... in Heaven
It was then that the seed for this book was first planted in my heart!
Things I Learned from this vision.
He was growing up ....I had him frozen in time . (and myself as well!)
He was alive ... living life ... I was not !
He was excited .. skipping around God's thrown ....
I was in year 3 of a 10 year depression ! I was grieving my loss not his!
May God Bless You !