There was a rich man who wanted to take his money with him beyond the grave. When he was nearing death, he prayed fervently about this matter.
An angel appeared to him and said, “Sorry, you can’t take all your wealth with you after death, but the Lord will allow you to take one suitcase. Fill it with whatever you wish.”
Overjoyed the man got the largest suitcase he could find and filled it with pure gold bars. Soon afterward he died and showed up at the gates of heaven. St. Peter, seeing the suitcase, said, “Hold on, you can’t bring that in here with you.”
The man explained how God had given him special permission. St. Peter checked it out with the angel Gabriel and the story was verified. “Okay,” said St. Peter, “You can bring the suitcase in with you, but first I must check its contents.”
He opened the suitcase to see what worldly items this man had considered too precious to leave behind. “I don’t believe it!” said St. Peter. “You brought pavement??”
This is a story for all our friends who think the roads in heaven are paved in gold!
I’m not sure if the roads in heaven are paved in gold, but I know so many people who are filling up a huge suitcase they think they can take with them on their final journey.
Thanks to Bill Bouknight for sharing. Thanks to Jinming Pan for the photo.
From the home YOU live in, the car YOU drive and the lifestyle YOU live, have YOU tried to make “heaven on earth” for YOURSELF?
EARTH IS NOW…..HEAVEN IS FOREVER!!!