Beyond the Whoosh

bright-lightAs my car went crashing through the guardrail the thoughts of a flaming death filled my mind. Would it hurt? What if I just laid there broken but not dead? The ground was far, far away. Miles it seemed. I frantically tried to call my wife, but she didn’t answer. I quickly sent her a text telling her goodbye and that I loved her. Death was approaching.

The fall was amazing. In fact, it felt like the video I just watched about skydivers. The ground was still way off and yet, I knew the end of my life was near. This experience had happened dozens of times before. No, I’m not the world’s worst driver, just a frequent dreamer of falling.

But this time, it was different. In all my previous dreams, somehow the car, and I, always seemed to survive the crash. A ramp would appear out of nowhere to redirect the car, or suddenly a grassy hill would arise and I would land just perfectly to coast down it to safety. Not this time.

As the ground was rushing up into my view, suddenly there was a man next to me in the passenger seat of my car. Somehow I knew he was not human, but he simply sat there smiling calmly. He casually said, “You are not going to survive this one, are you ready to leave?”
I said, “Yes,” and whoosh, we went out the windows flying like a blur to the light. Then, I awoke. Bummer. Not that I didn’t die in the car crash, but that I didn’t get to see beyond the whoosh. As I lay there processing what just happened, peace descended upon me. If death is like that, then I’m good to go! No fear, no worries, nothing but a smiling companion who asks, “Are you ready to go?” Death’s sting has been removed for those that know the One that defeated it.

I would have liked to stay asleep and view what others have seen beyond the Light. Paul stated that he knew a man that was caught into the third heaven and saw things we simply cannot know just yet. John the Beloved was given a Revelation of the risen Christ that I read and reread often. We get a glimpse of what is next, but not the full picture.

I didn’t get the picture beyond the whoosh, but I did receive great comfort regarding the process of getting there, and for that, I am very grateful. In fact, I can’t wait to go to bed and see what happens next.

About Jeff Klick

Husband, father, grandfather, pastor and author that loves his Lord, wife, family and the Word of God. Please let me know how I may help you in your journey.

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