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If You Could Take One Thing In The World With You To Heaven What Would It Be

Updated on March 22, 2012
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With this hub unpublished for days and asking myself the question that was asked, " If you could take one thing with you from this World, what would it be?" I searched, thought, and slept on this question. All of us know this World has so much beauty and serenity. It also holds darkness and sorrow. When we love someone, we give our all. When our heart is broken, it cuts like a knife. Our hearts ache for that person and no matter what we try to figure out, we cannot always bring them back. Family members, pets, old flames they are just a piece of the puzzle in our lives that define who we are.

Hoping to hold them again in the physical World one last time; but the truth is we know it is not possible. Many of the things here on Earth are materialistic items that we cannot take with us, when we reach our spiritual destination. Why would we want to take all of the new found treasures on Earth, when there are treasures in heaven? So, there I was sitting in the backyard looking around at the trees, playing with our dogs while trying to figure out the answer. I thought about everything that I was compassionate about. The truth is I would not wish to take a single item with me when I go to heaven. Everything I need is already there. We do not need clothing, jewelry, cars or homes. In Revelation 18:19-21 single-pearled gates and streets of gold are awaiting us on the other side. Many blessings await and Jesus has prepared a mansion for us there. There is no need to pack a suitcase because all that we need and everyone we know will be waiting for us. There will not be judgement, death, sorrow or pain.

While we are here, God did say he would give us all of the desires of our heart, we only have to ask. When I looked around so many of my prayers had already been answered. I came up from the ashes and I am continuing to rise. Each step that is taken God is holding my hand. When I fall he lifts me up and helps guide the way. When my faith is shaken, he reminds me of what lies ahead and continues to hold me in the palm of his hand.

What is here and now, I will enjoy. I will strive to become all that God has planned for me, and will give thanks each day for the time I am here. But when I am gone all of the Worldly belongings will be left behind for others to enjoy. Clothing, jewelry, cars, bank account will not be a necessity when I get to where I am going.

Thinking more deeply, I realized that I will only be a memory to those who loved me. An ache in another souls heart. A teardrop on a handkerchief and a ray of sunshine on someone's face. I would be hope for those who knew me and love for the ones that were close to me. But where I would be going would be beautiful. So nothing will be taken with me, when I go to heaven just me, myself and I.

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    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      KeithJK: Now that would be cool. But your memories are there when you leave this Earth. :)

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      Keith James Kennedy 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Excellent hub! I don't place too much value on material items either, but it would be amazing to have a portrait that holds all of my photos (aka memories).

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      homesteadbound: Me neither. I am glad that you agree with my response. Who would you like to take with you, if you could?

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      The Frog Prince: Aaahhhh. I believe someone special will come into your life. She is out there waiting for you to find her.:)

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      The older I have gotten, the less important things are to me. Does that come with age or assurance? I do not know. But I like your answer. Everything we need will be there. My only thought would be to not take something but someone. And that too should be taken care of here as well. All my needs, wishes, wants and desires will be met. I will not have want, will not have anything to bring a tear to my eyes.

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      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      AEvans - If there was such a she I am sure she would :)

      The Frog

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Craig Suits: Lololo! I believe since it is so well lit there, 110v would not work at all. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      The Frog Prince: Now that is a beautiful answer. I am sure she would be so happy to read that response. :)

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      Craig Suits 

      6 years ago from Florida

      A Pepsi machine that never ran out. Gees, I hope they got 110v outlets up there...

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      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Now that's one heck of a question. But something did come immediately to my mind - a woman who really loves me for who I am.

      The Frog

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Dave Matthews: It is good to be honest. I wouldn't want to take anything either. :)

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      AEvans: To be honest there is absolutely nothing on this earth or from this earth I would want to take with me to Heaven.

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      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      im28beyond: That is a good answer. As humans our thoughts are we need someone with us to hold our hand, when we leave this World. The fear of death scares many, but all of us will go sometime. I have seen where we are going, have died and came back to this World. I wrote about that too. The world is a place where we can choose to impact people in a positive way or choose to live miserably on Earth. Our choice and 'Free will'.:)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      flpalermo: Amen. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      billybuc: That is a beautiful response. Now concur. If I could vote up on your answer I would. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      savanahl: Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting, always appreciated.

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      mccals71: We should enjoy the things around us, but never grow attached to worldly possessions, we can't take any of it when we are gone. It is also wrong as you state to be self-centered. Thank you for commenting and the share. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      ziyena: Yes, all people will have of us is memories good or bad. :)

    • AEvans profile imageAUTHOR

      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      lord de cross: Sometimes it is good to think a little deeper. We really can't take any of these (things) with us. But what we can do is work on getting it right while we are here. :)

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      Jazmine Llaguno 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I would like to bring my family and close friends with me but I know when the right time comes, we will all see each other again.

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      flpalermo 

      6 years ago

      Nice opinion, but what does God have to say about this subject?

      Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

      Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

      Psalms 88:10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

      Psalms 88:11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

      Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

      John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

      Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

      Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

      The only thing you can take with you at death, is the character you have developed in this life since your birth. If that life was based on love toward your neighbor and God, you will some day hear the words...

      "Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderful answer and wonderful hub! I concur about this life. I have more bounties than one man could expect; it is such a joy to wake up each day and be surrounded by loving people and know that I have the ability to impact a life today. Life is good!

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      savanahl 

      6 years ago

      What a beautiful hub to such a complex question. Very nicely written.

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      mcals71 

      6 years ago

      Awesome, and so true! This life, wonderful as it may be, is but a reflection of the true life that awaits us in Heaven. Growing too attached to material things will only hinder our free ascent when it's time to move on, as we'll keep looking back at what we have left behind, rather than moving forward. We must prepare for that inevitable moment that will befall us all by practicing detachment. I don't mean that we shouldn't love and live life to the fullest. We should! However when love for someone or something becomes possessive, then it's self-centered, and it's not true love. I voted up and awesome.

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      ECLECTIC PLETHORA 

      6 years ago from LOST IN TIME

      Good memories, that is all.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Geez! So deep, that leaves us with so much thinking. You have nailed the issue with the Lord in your heart. He knows that one day youl will Join Nazoo and mom... on greener pastures. Felt your heart as you read us... because we know spirituality have reached deeper thoughts. Great hub AEvans!

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