Caught Up Into Paradise
Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11
from the book
True Accounts Of Visions, Angels, And Healing Miracles
John E. Sumwalt
Lee E. Meissner
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
And I know that such a person -- whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows -- was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. (vv. 3-4)
He was an average-size man with a deep bass voice that reminded you of Harold of the Statler Brothers. He had sung in the church choir and a men's quartet for many years. He was a caring and loving man, and a Christian in the best sense of the word. If asked to give his testimony at a worship service, he would do it only after much arm twisting. He preferred to live his love for God rather than speak it. He did a good job of influencing many lives by his lifestyle and his actions. I think it was his smile and kind words that were most noticeable.
In his mid-eighties, he started to ...
This Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 story, Caught Up Into Paradise, is based on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 and relates to Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This story is excerpted from the book Vision Stories. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Stories, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...