HEAVEN KNOWS - A Short Story (The Ageless Age)

No keyboards will be needed in Heaven.

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It was a big surprise to most of us on arrival.

Back on Earth a lot of us who made it here in Heaven had heard it said that in Heaven we would have our own perfect body and perfect recall.

The perfect body sounded like a wonderful reward, but the perfect recall concept was more than a little worrisome. Who would want to remember their less-than-perfect imperfections?

On arrival in Heaven the newcomer is frequently surprised to find that folks here look surprisingly like a cross section of humanity back on Earth. There are men and women, of course, but also the elderly, and children, and babies!

"So much for perfect bodies!" At least that is what many thought at first, except for the babies and the elderly.

The children here wasted no time in going off to play with the childhood friends they found, and the babies smiled contented, knowing smiles, but could speak fully formed thoughts which were disconcerting to those who had mothers; less so to those quickly "adopted" by a parent or couple who had had no child of their own.

All of that, however, was not the biggest shock of all.

Contented as they might be, and trusting in God's wisdom and mercy, many new arrivals could not understand why they were in their perfected bodies at the particular age that had been chosen for them, ages from cradle to grave, with a seeming preponderance of babies and children in the heavenly throng.

The answer was really quite simple, and it may have already surprised you as you pondered an image of a Heaven you had not considered for yourself.

The cardinal law here in Heaven is that "No ungodly being can exist in the presence of God, the Eternal Father of us all."

Thus it is that each being here in Heaven has the perfect body of the age at which they were most godly, most like their Heavenly Father.

For some of us, that meant that we hardly made it beyond infancy, even though there are still those on Earth who believe that "children are not accountable for sin until the age of 8" and therefor have no need for baptism until that age, while others place no stock in Christian baptism at any age, and all the variety of mortal beliefs that finally get harmonized here by reality.

Oh, and perfect recall? Repentance cleaned the mortal slate for some who sincerely repented, and as nothing sincerely repented is remembered here, there are no ungodly thoughts, or at least none that anyone here can recall due to their perfected bodies' ages here.

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© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Gwenneth Leane 9 months ago from Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia Australia

Quite imaginative. A good way to get a message across.


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

Interesting concept Demas. It is a possibility.


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Dana Tate 9 months ago from LOS ANGELES

I agree with Jodah, interesting Demas. I liked it a lot.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gwenneth Leane - It is always a surprise to see what HP Team decides a new article should be paired with for the "MORE BY THIS AUTHOR" articles, and the "Popular," and the "Related." We always hope they will somehow link to similar efforts we have made in the past. But that is not always true.

This is the 11th in a series of short stories that all start with the same two words in their titles. Any three of the other ten could have been listed in the "More By" list, but one was a Christmas story, the second was another of my short stories, and the third was a haiku on leadership.

"Popular" is obviously up to HP Team to choose from Hubs they consider popular, and the two "Related" HP choices in this case both deal with the Short Story topic, so not wild choices either.

I will list some other choices of my own that can link the reader back to the series which I hope will interest and entertain you, too.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jodah - While this series is fun to write, my hope is that readers might speculate (or at least think more) about Heaven, especially as a personal goal for themselves. A "forever" reward for a lifetime is certainly better than hoping for a gold watch at retirement.

I'm glad you found this one interesting.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dana Tate - Thanks for making my day by taking the time to add your comment!!


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aviannovice 9 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I like your take on this, and it makes a lot of sense.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Keep thinking about life's grandest goal. I hope I might see you there, if not before, but I suspect I may have to be one of the elderly arrivals! I've been consistently working at it though. Best wishes, D.


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Shyron E Shenko 7 months ago

Demas, I see how this can be.

But the keyboard part is lost on me

Will we communicate telepathically?

And will we see only what we want to see?

Very Interesting, Blessings my friend.


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Perspycacious 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

In answer to your question, I refer you to this series and "Languages."


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Perspycacious 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Check this series take on ":Languages" for one answer to your question.

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