I had not been to church in many, many years. Once my mother no longer required that I attend church, I stopped going. As a teenager, I had more important things to do on a Sunday.
As weeks passed that turned into years, I found myself wondering why I could not settle into life. Why I could not settle into my job. Why I was constantly looking for the 'next' thing. After all, I had a great life: a loving family, a fantastic job, good health and I was living in Wellsboro (the best place on earth).
Every year my daughter's school holds a book fair. As she was shopping for third grade readers, I was socializing with the other parents in the room. Then it happened. I circled around the table and looked down. My eyes fell upon the book "90 Minutes in Heaven" by Don Piper. Without hesitation I bought the book. My eyes were finally opened.
This story gave me answers and many questions at the same time. It showed me what I was missing in my heart. It opened my eyes to God's wonderful grace. It gave me peace. It brought me back to church again.
Even though I still struggle with my way in this world, I take comfort in knowing that I am not alone. God is with me every step of the way and I will never part from His side again.